Rome, Italy, Dec 22, 2017 / 03:25 am America/Denver (CNA).
Archbishop Erio Castellucci has a response to those who think the devil is not real: “they’re mistaken.”
“All you have to do is witness an exorcism to understand that evil is a specific entity, as well as a reality,” he told the Italian daily Il Resto del Carlino.
The Archbishop of Modena-Nonantola had seen possessed persons throughout his life, but he had never witnessed an exorcism. Then one of the two priest exorcists in his archdiocese called him. The priest had a “difficult case.”
The exorcist visited the archbishop and invited him to witness the rite.
“‘Come,’ he said to me, ‘because this man has been possessed for a long time, he comes to me once a week and your presence, as a bishop, may have an influence’,” the archbishop recounted.