After Watching This Deliverance, You Can't Deny the Devil's Real

The archbishop says he'd seen possessed people but had never witnessed an exorcism. 
The archbishop says he'd seen possessed people but had never witnessed an exorcism.  (Richard Wasserman/Flickr/CC)

An Italian bishop is speaking out after witnessing his first exorcism—an event he said would convince anyone of the existence of the devil.

"All you have to do is witness an exorcism to understand that evil is a specific entity, as well as a reality," Archbishop Erio Castellucci told the Italian daily Il Resto del Carlino.

The archbishop says he'd seen possessed people but had never witnessed an exorcism. 

Then in 2015, he was called by two priest exorcists in his archdiocese to be present during an exorcism for a man considered a "difficult case."

Archbishop Casellucii says when he walked into the parish church in Modena where exorcisms are performed, the demon-possessed man started to scream, "Get out, get out of here, you will have a bad death."

After that, he fell into a trance-like state.

"Then it seemed as if he had woken up and, in an instant, drove his fingernails into the back of my hands," Archbishop Castellucci continued. "He had a diabolical look on his face, and he uttered unrepeatable insults and curses."

The man "told me I would die in a traffic accident, and while he was saying it, he looked pleased."

Archbishop Castellucci says he wasn't concerned about the curses.

"My life is in the hands of the Lord Jesus and certainly not in that demon's. I wasn't worried at all. The Word of God teaches that the curses are ineffective," he explained.

Following the exorcism, Archbishop Castellucci told reporters that discernment is important in cases of alleged possession, because many cases belong more to "the competence of a psychiatrist than an exorcist."

He went on to stress the importance of prayers of deliverance to help bring healing.

Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., All rights reserved.

To contact us or to submit an article, click here.

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective