|UK||RISE IN EXORCISMS DUE TO FALSE RELIGION SAYS PRIEST|
The number of exorcisms worldwide is rising as a direct result of New Age philosophies and religious ignorance, an English exorcist has claimed.
Fr Jeremy Davies, an exorcist in Westminster Archdiocese, said the increase was due to the spread of false religions and "irreligion."
"The incidence of the demonic on the while is rising," Father Davies, 65, told The Catholic Herald. "At the center of this is man's ever growing pride and attempted self-reliance, man trying to build a better world without God -- another Tower of Babel."
Father Davies also blamed ignorance of the Bible, lack of faith, spiritual blindness, and gullibility about false prophets.
"There have been more exorcisms undoubtedly," he said. "There are more and more people in need and the Church is dealing with the problem more effectively."