Mar 12, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
So all the problems of the Vatican of recent were caused by none other than Beelzebub, Satan! Where is the church lady when you need her?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/11/vatican_exorcist/The Catholic Church's top exorcist has warned that Satan is alive and well and causing a whole load of problems at the Holy See.
According to The Times, Amorth blames "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon".
"When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI in 1972] in the holy rooms, it is all true – including these latest stories of violence and paedophilia," he said.
Amorth is probably better qualified than most when it comes to dealing with Satan and the lesser demons. He has apparently dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession*. He was instrumental in ensuring that the traditional exorcism ritual was retained, despite the Vatican's minting of a new "improved" ritual, which Amorth condemned as a "blunt sword".
Apparently the exorcist Amorth prefers the "Holy Hand Grenade" over a few splashes of holy water.
What do you think? Devil made them do it? What is the cause of all the evil in the world