“Ignoring the apparitions in Medjugorje is unforgivable for Christians, says Rome’s leading exorcist who shakes his head at those who wait until the Church has ruled. Speaking of ‘betrayal’ Fr. Gabriele Amorth also lashes out at bishops and priests for being indifferent to the fruits of Medjugorje.”
Fr. Gabriele Amorth (born 1925) was ordained a priest in 1954 and became an official exorcist in 1986. For about 20 years he served as chief exorcist for the Diocese of Rome. In 1990 he founded the International Association of Exorcists and presided it until his retirement in 2000, then he became honorary president for life. Fr. Amorth died at the age of 91 on September 16, 2016. He embraced Medjugorje, and called the place “a great fortress against Satan”.
Fr. Gabriele Amorth was speaking at the backdrop of the Virgin Mary’s message of August 25, 2014, when she said:
“Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said ‘yes’, be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
“Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call,” commented Fr. Gabriele Amorth.