Priest sees lack of exorcism training

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    Dublin priest blasts Church for lack of EXORCISM training

    Dublin priest blasts Church for lack of training in exorcisms
    The cleric doesn’t rule out rational explanations of evil but believes it’s naive to exclude the supernatural dimension

    Ireland’s most prominent exorcist has accused the church of abandoning its flock by failing to train priests in the religious practice of demon hunting.

    In a special RTE Would You Believe documentary about evil, Fr Pat Collins, who is also a trained psychologist, claims he has experience in dealing with demonic spirits.

    In the documentary, the cleric doesn’t rule out human explanations of evil but believes it’s naive to exclude the supernatural dimension.

    He said he is appalled by the lack of training for exorcists in today’s Church.

    “The Church is rightfully admitting its sinfulness in child sex abuse, that we did not defend children. Now it has all the safeguarding measures and that’s excellent," he said.

    “But it appals me that we have no safeguarding from the evil spirits.

    “I say that in the sense that we don’t train anybody to deal with these cases. Priests – it’s not that they don’t care – but they don’t know enough about it.”

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    yes, reminds of that ridiculous 16 year old "exorcist barbie". So dangerous
     
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    Jad , I had the exorcist Father Ken action figure.
     
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    Their response was to say there are few cases and most get referred to medical doctors. Wow!
     

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