Charleston, S.C., Jan 14, 2019 / 09:01 am
While an exorcist of the Diocese of Charleston has received many more requests relating to diabolical possession in recent years, the phenomenon is in fact exceedingly rare, he said.
Fr. Marreddy Allam told the Post and Courier that on coming to South Carolina in 2013, he received 10 requests for exorcisms, and that that figure had jumped to about 45 by 2018.
However, in the past five years, only one of these persons was the subject of diabolical possession.
Fr. Allam expressed that prayer, therapy, or medical treatment are often what is needed for those who think themselves possessed.