Some dioceses in the world do not have appointed exorcists, but every diocese has its bishop. He can conduct exorcisms or appoint a priest as an exorcist in his diocese.
1. First step – confession
If you are a Catholic, ask your confessor during confession to examine the situation and advise you, whether a particular case needs an exorcism or a prayer for delivery.
Confessing sins and recognizing an evil spirit’s influence might suffice to free a person from the devil.
Before confession remember about its five conditions. During the examination of conscience it is good to conduct a first analysis of the possible evil spirit’s influence.
2. Non-Catholics and non-Christians
If you have not been baptised in a Catholic church, or if you are not even Christian, you can still ask an exorcist priest for prayer for deliverance or an exorcism. Jesus freed non-Jews from evil spirits, as did the apostles and first Christians.
3. How to find an exorcist priest?
- You can ask your confessor or your parish priest to help you get in touch with an exorcist. The parish priest should have information on appointed exorcists in the diocese.
- You can call the episcopal curia and ask for a telephone number to an exorcist priest. The curia will always have up-to-date information on exorcists.
4. Call an exorcist priest
Call an exorcist priest, tell him about your suspicions related to an evil spirits action, make an appointment for a meeting and prayer.