In 1990 there was a Gallup poll that showed that the percentage of Americans who believed the devil is real was 55%. In 2007 it had increased to 70%. It's estimated that least 50% believe in demonic possession.
An expert in the power of the devil, Father Michael (pseudonym) who has been the exorcist for his diocese for 10 years warns that Walmart is selling satanic products which he believes trivializes evil and puts people at risk.
Disbelief and ridicule, this is the fear promoted by the devil according to Father Gary Thomas as it relates to sexual abuse victims.
One of the most recognizable voices in music, Celine Dion is being accused of being a minion of the devil by a Catholic exorcist after releasing a child's clothing line. So much for her number one release titled, I'm Your Angel.
Essential in exorcisms rites is backup, and the Vatican now uses all the modern tools at its disposal including a cellular phone to connect clergy to assistance and prayers.
The belief in evil spirits and demons have been part of human history from time immemorial, however in recent time this phenomenon has spiked worldwide, and according to certain sources there is a reason for this increase.
The Vatican has been inundated with requests for for people claiming they are demonically possessed. In order to respond to this demand they are now training more priests than ever before as exorcists.
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