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Philippine priest in battle with demons

Posted on Friday, 15 April, 2011 | Comment icon 55 comments | News tip by: stevefork

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Father Jose Francisco Syquia speaks out about his efforts to exorcise people possessed by demons.

Head of the Manila Archdiocese's Office of Exorcism Syquia has documented hundreds of possession cases on video, one of which was shown to the press in a rare interview. In the video a woman is seen to writhe around and cry out on a bed to which she is tied while Syquia stands over her saying a prayer. "I have seen scratches suddenly appearing on their skin, of inverted crosses on the forehead. These persons would be conscious at the time, and they tell me its like razor cutting from the inside of the skin," he says.

"A blood-curdling scream echoes through the Roman Catholic chapel in Manila as Father Jose Francisco Syquia says a prayer of exorcism over a Satanic cult member believed to be possessed by the devil."

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Comment icon #46 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 16 April, 2011, 9:19
Only a few? BranchNumber of Adherents Catholic 1,050,000,000 Orthodox/Eastern Christian 240,000,000 African indigenous sects (AICs)110,000,000 Pentecostal105,000,000 Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregational/United 75,000,000 Anglican73,000,000 Baptist70,000,000 Methodist70,000,000 Lutheran64,000,000 Jehovah's Witnesses14,800,000 Adventist12,000,000 Latter Day Saints12,500,000 Apostolic/New Apostolic10,000,000 Stone-Campbell ("Restoration Movement")5,400,000 New Thought (Unity, Christian Science, etc.)1,500,000 Brethren (incl. Plymouth)1,500,000Mennonite1,250,000 Friends (Quakers)3... [More]
Comment icon #47 Posted by brainiac on 16 April, 2011, 11:54
There are about 10 Filipino priests authorised to perform exorcisms in the Philippines, but only Syquia has a fully operational office that is backed by a staff of eight, including a lawyer and psychologists. Philippine population is about 90 million. Have u read the article oh my" relax save your breath.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 16 April, 2011, 12:29
No self respecting lawyer or MD would back anything linked to demons... unless they were religious and swallowed that clap trap easy No wait.. its a lawyer.. anyhting for money...and I mean any old clap trap will do
Comment icon #49 Posted by markprice on 17 April, 2011, 6:19
What about gnomes? I think they are mineral elementals? I had an odd dream where a gnome grabbed my wrist; he was sort of like The Thing from the Fantastic Four (made of rock). His big hand made of stone had a hell of a grip! Turns out he did not want me going to a certain area, and then basically I couldn't go there for several years.
Comment icon #50 Posted by keven3 on 21 April, 2011, 23:59
Stevefork, Your point is well taken. I can see why you have an issue with these types of situations. I know that what you say about how people's perceptions get in the way of what did and should happen. That I can't disagree with you on. My experience(s) are different in that I actually saw someone close to me, delivered of many evil spirits. He had nothing wrong, no delusions, no strange stuff other than the demons, so it was a clear-cut case. In the past I saw a variety of healings occur, not necessarily of possessions, but nevertheless spiritual healings. My experiences do not negat... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 22 April, 2011, 0:50
And call for a doctor to help the people out...just incase they are suffering from something only doctor can aid
Comment icon #52 Posted by TIYX on 24 August, 2011, 20:08
Man the Philippines seem to still be heavily rooted in superstitious mumbo jumbo dont they.
Comment icon #53 Posted by Opinionist on 6 September, 2012, 4:27
Im a filipino,and,yes, superstitious belief is still abundant in here.I hate how people easily point out something as "somethings" activity or somewhat like that, because it becomes jokish. I prefer Open-mindedness rather than Superstition.
Comment icon #54 Posted by Apopo on 6 September, 2012, 6:13
Articles like these makes me want to act possessed. Then then the Catholic Church comes and say funny prayers, I will go "All hail Satan!" and they can't do anything about it. But I would probably go to the asylum -.-

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