Bengaluru to host international course on exorcism


By Matters India Reporter

Bengaluru, October 8, 2019: A world renowned exorcist will be the keynote speaker at the sixth international course on deliverance to be held in Bengaluru, southern India.

The Bengaluru-based Light of Christ Covenant Community will organize the October 13-19 annual course where Father Marcello Ghirlando, a veteran exorcist from Malta, will give the main talk.

The course is expected to draw participants from Dubai, Malaysia, Rome and Singapore, besides India.

“The participants will listen to lectures, get involved in worship, Mass and Adoration,” explained Christopher Correya, director of the Light of Christ Covenant Community that has been into the ministry of deliverance for the past 24 years.

The sessions are held from 9 am to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday. The program includes Eucharistic Adoration and Mass.

Bengaluru also hosted the five previous conferences, Correya, who has attended international conferences in Rome, told Matters India on October 8.

He said the Bengaluru course is followed by a two-day outreach which are two healing Masses celebrated by the exorcist.

“The Mass is open to all and is usually attended by around 2,000 people from Bengaluru and nearby cities,” the organizer said and claimed that many healings and deliverances had taken place in the previous years.

The theme for each day is family tree healing and healing from bondages and curses.

Correya said the first course in Bengaluru six years ago had 90 participants. He said his desire is to have an exorcist in every diocese in Asia.

Correya had sought the Bangalore archbishop’s permission to conduct the course in the city.

“The course covers a variety of topics such as, Introduction to Catholic Church’s teachings about the ministry of exorcism and deliverance, Psychological aspects, need for deliverance, do’s and don’ts and other important topics,” Correya explained.

The Catholic layman said his community has seen a lot of Catholics running for help to people of other religions without knowing that the Church is able to deliver them from their bondages.

“This course aims to give a balanced understanding of the ministry of deliverance and the mind of the Church to raise up more ministers and exorcists who can learn and serve the Catholic Church in this ministry,” Correya said.

The participants usually include psychologists, deliverance ministers, lay Catholic leaders, religious and diocesan priests and sisters from various congregations.

“So far, we have had close to 200 priests and around 500 laity who have attended the program and have found it to be extremely useful in their ministry,” Correya claimed.

Many participants, especially the priests; after attending this course, have started to involve themselves in this ministry and have witnessed the power of God in action through this wonderful ministry, he added.

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