This course is designed as an aid to delve into the reality of the ministry of exorcism with its theoretical and practical implications. It hopes to be a support for bishops, in the preparation of priests assigned to this ministry, as well as professional laity who assist them.

In collaboration with the Group for Socio-religious Research and Information (GRIS), the course will cover a wide range of issues: anthropological, phenomenological, social, theological, liturgical, canonical, pastoral, spiritual, medical, neuroscientific, pharmacological, symbolic, criminological, legal and juridical ones. There will be testimonies of exorcists with time for Q&A. You may download the course flyer and program by clicking the followign link: Depliant Corso Esorcismo 2016

Exorcism Course Program Draft

MONDAY APRIL 4th Moderator  PROF. GIUSEPPE FERRARI   09.00 – 09.15 Opening greetings from the Rector of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Fr. Jesús Villagrasa, LC 09.15 – 09.30 Introduction to the course, Prof. Giuseppe Ferrari – Fr. Francesco Bamonte, ICMS 09.30 – 10.15 Greetings from S. E. Rev. Card. Mauro Piacenza 10.15 – 11.15 Lectio magistralis. Exorcism and new evangelization, S. E. Mons. Luigi Negri 11.30 -12.30 Holy Mass celebrated by S E. Rev. Card. Giuseppe Versaldi in the High Studies Center (CES) 14.00 – 15.30 Prayer of deliverance. Theological and pastoral approach, Fr. Cesare Truqui 16.00 – 17.15 The devil and exorcism in Islam, Prof. Valentina Colombo 17.15 – 18.30 The devil and exorcism in Judaism, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni   TUESDAY APRIL 5th Moderator Fr. AGUSTIN DE LA VEGA, LC   08.30 – 10.00 The discernment of the extraordinary action of the devil, Fr. Francesco Bamonte, ICMS 10.00 break 10.30 – 12.00 The devil in the Catechism of Catholic Church, Mons. Martinelli 14.00 -15.30 Angels and demons in Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church, Fr. Pedro Barrajón, LC 15.30 – 17.00 The exorcism celebration. Liturgical practice and regula fidei, Prof. Don Paolo Morocutti 17.30 – 18.30 Legal issues of exorcism. Some aspects from the point of view of the liturgy and canon law, Prof. Mons. Davide Salvatori   WEDNESDAY APRIL 6th Moderator FR. JUAN CARLOS ORTEGA, LC     08.30 – 10.00 Psychoactive substances in spiritualists and destructive cults groups, Prof. Matteo Marti 10.30 – 11.15 The psychological aspects of mental manipulation, Prof. Anna Maria Giannini 11.15 – 12.00 Psychological disorders and differential assessment, Prof. Anna Maria Giannini 14.00 – 15.30 Differential diagnosis between natural phenomena and others, Dott. Francesco Cecere 16.00-17.00  Esoteric and occult connection of some alternatives and energy therapies, Don Giuseppe Mihelcic 17.30-18.30 Afro-Americans rites and exorcism, Don Luis Santamaria   THURSDAY APRIL 7th Moderator PROF. GIUSEPPE FERRARI   08.30 – 10.00  Prayer of delivrance, Mario Landi 10.30 – 12.00 Magical-occult rituals and demonic influence, Dott.ssa Beatrice Ugolini 14.00 – 15.30 16.00-17.15  Legal aspects. Reference standards and reflection for the adoption of forms of protection,Dott.ssa Laura Cancelli 17.15-18.30   FRIDAY APRIL 8th Moderator Fr. CESARE TRUQUI   08.30 – 10.00 The occultism among satanic sects and diabolic events Don Aldo Buonaiuto 10.30 – 11.15 The signs set out in the Ritual Romanum to recognize the devilish obsession Mons. MOLL 11.15 – 12.00 The saints, the fathers of the desert and the extraordinary action of the demon, Mons. Helmut MOLL 14.00 – 15.30 Pastoral and spiritual aspects of exorcism, Fr. François Dermine, OP 16.00 – 17.30 Criteria for discernment on the eastern meditation techniques and healing Fr. François Dermine, OP 17.15 – 18.30 Theology of exorcism as a sacramental, Fr. Pedro Barrajón, LC   SATURDAY APRIL 9th MODERATOR Fr.PEDRO BARRAJÓN, LC 8.30 – 12.30 Roundtable with the exorcists: Fr. François Dermine, Don Aldo Buonaiuto, Mons. Larry Hogan, Don Antonio Mattatelli


May 8-13 2017


The price of the course is 300 Euros which includes course attendance and material. Translation services if requested are an additional 250 Euros.

  • The course is presented in Italian.

  • Simultaneous translation is offered in English and Spanish for an additional cost of 250 Euros.


Our course is based in the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, “Auditorium John Paul II””

Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 190

000163, Rome

Tel: (+39)  06-917-891


Suggested Lodging*

Istituto delle Suore Francescane Angeline
Casa di Accoglienza “Papa Giovanni XXIII”
Via di Villa Troili, 26
00163 Roma
tel. 06 66 41 60 11; Fax. 06 66 41 16 17
E-mail: romaccogli@angeline.it
Sul web: http://www.angeline.it/angeline-e-servizio-le-attività/case-di-accoglienza/roma/

Hotel Aurelia Antica
Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 223
00163 Roma Italia

Hotel The Brand Roma
Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 295
00163 Roma Italia

Course Requirements

In order to attend the Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation course we will need the following:

  1. Submitted Application form together with necessary documents (below)
  2. The necessary documents are:
    1. For Priests: A copy of your celebret.
    2. For laity:
      1. Letter of statement of intent (sent with application form)
      2. Letter of authorization from your bishop (scanned and sent together with letter of intent)
  3. Payment (Once your application is completed and approved we will send you payment instructions)

Want to Participate?

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with further details.

Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation 2017 Form 1
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