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The Manila Archdiocese plans to construct an “exorcism center.”
MANILA – The Archdiocese of Manila has begun work on a structure that will serve as an “exorcism center.”
The structure will be called the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City, according to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website.
The project was inaugurated on May 17 by Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula and Fr. Francisco Syquia, director of the Archdiocese of Manila Office on Exorcism (AMOE).
“This institution will minister to individuals who are in servitude to the devil, who are the lowest of the poor and are often forgotten,” Syquia explained.
The archdiocese’s Commission on Extraordinary Phenomena, Ministry of Exorcism Office, and Ministry on Visions and Phenomena Office will all be housed in the new complex.
It will house the Philippine Association of Catholic Exorcists, which is associated with the International Association of Exorcists in Italy and is part of the CBCP.
Our Lady of the Angels will be honored in the chapel at the St. Michael Center.
The initiative is the result of more than seven years of “praying, planning, and fundraising,” according to the AMOE, and “will be the first of its sort in Asia, if not the globe.”