A Filipino exorcist has warned that cursed rosaries and other religious items are being given away by Illuminati "Satanists" to unsuspecting Catholics.
On a recent airing of the Radio Veritas program "Hello Father 911," Fr. Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi, the chief exorcist at the Diocese of Novaliches in the Philippines, warned that some rosaries that Catholics may be using "could actually be infested or cursed."
The priest claimed that the rosaries are being handed out by Satanists, who are said to be members of a group called the Illuminati. The rosaries, he said, have been "prayed over" by its makers and have been consecrated to evil so that whoever uses the items will be followed by evil spirits.
"These were made not only to be simply given away but to deceive Catholics...so that evil spirits will haunt them," Legaspi said, as reported by CBCP News.
Philippe De Guzman, the assistant case officer at the diocese's office of exorcism, noted that the rosaries in question have odd symbols on them and may not be easily noticeable to the untrained eye. The symbols could either be a snake wrapped around the cross, a pentagram, and/or a sun with rays, which is supposedly the insignia of the Illuminati.
The case officer recounted that one such rosary has been confiscated from a recent infestation case handled by the diocese's office of exorcism, and similar items have been collected from prior infestation cases.
Legaspi said that some rosaries have no identifying symbols, but he warned that "a ritual was done on it like the one we mentioned previously about Botanica, the occult store in many places abroad like in the US where religious items are brought so they could inflict harm on others."
The priest narrated how witches supposedly buy religious items, gadgets and paraphernalia used in the occult from Botanica so that a curse or evil spirit can be attached to it before it is given away as a gift.
Legaspi called on priests to bless religious items according to Catholic rituals and to exorcise them, especially if the owners have experienced paranormal incidents.
"Not just a blessing, these items should be exorcised. Not just an ordinary blessing where water is just sprinkled–as most priests commonly do–but to use the Catholic ritual...that would frighten the demon away," he said.
The priest further explained that simply sprinkling holy water on the cursed item would not make the evil spirit go away, especially if the Satanists carried out a ritual that lasted for 30 minutes.
However, he said that there is no need to perform a longer blessing to undo the evil ritual but simply to perform a rite prescribed by the Catholic Church.