- International Association of Exorcists
- Roman Catholic organization of priests who perform EXORCISMs. The International Association of Exorcists was founded in 1993 by FATHER GABRIELE AMORTH. At the first meeting in Rome in 1993, only six exorcists attended. Within a year, 80 exorcists had joined; international membership is now more than 500. Membership is exclusive; a priest must have the permission of his bishop to join. Meetings are held annually in secret. Father Giancarlo Gramolazzo is president; Amorth serves as honorary president.The exorcists blame in part the New Age as responsible for a rise in demonic POSSESSION, saying that New Age adherents do not believe in a personal God who reveals himself but in an impersonal God identified with the material world.
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