CBCP builds the Saint Michael Center for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism
On June 7, 2022, the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) began the construction of the Saint Michael Center for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism in Guadalupe, Makati City. The location will also be the Philippine Association of Catholic Exorcists (PACE) headquarters.
CBCP alarmed at the increasing cases of demonization
This prompted Father Jocis Syquia to recruit new priests for the job in 2018. He is a trained exorcist in Rome. Unfortunately, not all clergies can be successful in casting demons out.
The growing need for trained exorcists
There are over 150 exorcists today in the Philippines. They also have an association, the Philippine Association of Catholic Exorcists, under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
The PACE is connected with the International Association of Exorcists (IAE) in Rome, Italy, which the Vatican officially recognized in 2014. [See Exorcism in the Philippines]
In 2023, Netflix featured the story of Father Gabriele Amorth (1925-2016). He was an Italian Catholic priest known as the “Pope’s Exorcist,” who delivered 1,600 people from demonic possession or oppression.