Brazilian exorcists under investigation for engaging with Satan: ‘The Vatican? It’s mine, mine!’

June 19, 2017

Plinio Correa de Oliveira, founder of the very conservative Tradition, Family and Property Association, known in Catholic circles as the TFP is said to have, in death, continued to do battle with evil on Earth.

In the early 1960s, he came to Rome to protest the opening of the Second Vatican Council, which sought to modernize the Catholic Church. In death, Dr. Plinio as he is known to his followers, is said to be in communication with Satan as channeled by Brazilian exorcists.

Superior General Monsignor João Scognamiglio Clá Dias. / Heralds of the Gospel
Superior General Monsignor João Scognamiglio Clá Dias. / Heralds of the Gospel

Andrea Tornielli, who writes the Vatican Insider blog, has published a series of articles on the group that sees Pope Francis and the Vatican as being under the control of Satan.

After Dr. Plinio died in 1995, the TFP broke into two groups, one of which is known as the Heralds of the Gospel, and founded by Monsignor João Scognamiglio Clá Dias who is said to champion Plinio’s supernatural powers and is being investigated by the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, according to Tornielli.

Dr. Plinio’s followers led by Dias are said to use exorcism practices in which they actually communicate with the demons possessing people rather than casting them out according to accepted Catholic practice.

According to Catholic sociologist Massimo Introvigne, who has studied Dr. Plinio’s life work, the Heralds of the Gospel are headed by a trinity composed of “Plinio Correa de Oliveira, his mother Donna Lucilia, and Monsignor Clá Días himself.”

On June 12, Clá Dias resigned as head and founder of the Herald of Gospels, although not necessarily.

“In leaving this assignment I cannot — as I do not wish — before God, to renounce my father’s mission,” Dias wrote in his resignation letter, according to Tornielli. “And therefore I will continue to be available to each one, as God made me a living model and guardian of this charism given to me by the Holy Spirit.”

Online videos of the purported exorcisms include conversations between the exorcists and Satan, which is a violation of the tenets of exorcisms as allowed and even recommended by the Church and Pope Francis himself.

“Woe to the exorcist if he loses himself behind curious questions, which the ritual expressly forbids, or if he lets himself be led into a discussion with the devil as he is the master of lies,” Tornielli says, quoting the Church’s authoritative exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth.

In one passage from a video cited by The Daily Beast, Dias asks a follower to read from a transcript of notes taken at one of the exorcisms.

The gist was that Plinio was randomly “breaking people’s computers so that they can’t go on the internet” and that he is changing the climate and was “therefore the author of the climate change, and the increase of heat. It is Plinio who does everything,” according to the devil as channeled through the exorcist. Then, the devil predicts that a meteorite will crash into the Atlantic Ocean. “North America will disappear,” he warns.

Tornielli then transcribed and translated the following comments by Satan, according to the transcript: “The Vatican? It’s mine, mine! The pope does whatever I want, he’s stupid! He obeys me in everything. He is my glory, he is willing to do everything for me. He serves me.”

“The pope will die falling,” the devil then predicted, according to the transcript.

The Vatican is taking its investigation seriously, as indicated by the Clá Dias resignation.

Censure by the Vatican could further empower the group and push it further underground. Or it could reform its ways and be persuaded to break off communications with Satan.

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