Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2016 / 14:53 pm
Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his Sept. 16 death at the age of 91.
"He accompanied with great humility, faith, generosity, and charity those who were tormented by the evil one," and " and encouraged them on the difficult journey to liberation," a priest of the International Association of Exorcists said during the Sept. 19 funeral.
The Mass was said by Bishop Paolo Lojudice, an auxiliary bishop of Rome, at the parish of Santa Maria Regina degli Apostoli Alla Montagnola. Numerous priests of the Society of St. Paul, to which Fr. Amorth belonged, were in attendence
The priest speaking at the funeral said that Fr. Amorth's "ability to create a peaceful atmosphere during the exorcisms was admirable, communicating calm to everyone."