Press Release. Back on campus and with significant news the “Course on the Exorcism Minister and the Liberation Prayer”. XVI Edition – 16-21 May 2022

Press Release. Back on campus and with significant news the “Course on the Exorcism Minister and the Liberation Prayer”. XVI Edition – 16-21 May 2022

Accreditation Modalities


Rome, April 27, 2022. On May 16 will begin, again on campus, the XVI Edition of the Course on the Exorcism Minister and the Liberation Prayer organized by the Sacerdos Institute (Institute of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum/APRA) and the GRIS of Bologna (Group for Research and Socio-religious Information).

The Course, the first and unique in the world for scientific-interdisciplinary approach, proposes a careful and multidisciplinary academic research, on the ministry of exorcism and prayer of liberation; the actual program, extended and high-level professionals, presents and analyzes this current issue, often still little known or not well identified. presents and analyzes this current issue, often still poorly known or not well identified.

Interesting new elements have been introduced in the 2022 Edition, such as:

  • Presentation of the Updated Data of the only Scientific Research on Exorcism existing to date (available and certifiable sources), carried out by the Sacerdos Institute in collaboration with GRIS and the University of Bologna. This initiative is a response to a real need for clarity, after the incorrect message that over the years has been disseminated by various media with the publication of cases of exorcism indicated without a foundation and scientific source. To the data collected by the Research is added the interpretation of Prof. Thomas J. Csordas, world-famous anthropologist, expert in incorporation and cultural phenomenology.
  • Round Table among exorcists of different Christian faiths;
  • Participation of an expert in demonology, in the Sunni Muslim context.


Participants from other Christian faiths are already among those enrolled.

The Course will be in Italian with simultaneous translation into English and Spanish.

This year, only accredited Press will be able to receive the Abstract of the Research and participate in the following moments:

Monday, May 16 

  • 4.30pm Roundtable reserved to the Media in the presence of a member of the Scientific Committee and the Cordinator of the Insititute.
  • 5.00 – 6.00pm Presentation of the research APRA – DiSCi (UniBo) – GRIS – on exorcism Prof.ssa Francesca Sbardella, Giuseppe Frau, Thomas Csordas, Luis Santamaria.

Extension Dates for Accreditation:

  • No later than May 10: Send accreditation request to [email protected], including Name, Surname, e-mail, phone number and Publication of the journalist requesting accreditation, possibly the names of the accompanying Team;
  • By May 13: Response on the outcome of accreditation from the University Press Office;
  • May 16; Access to the Athenaeum and collection of material at the Press Desk (open from 8 am to 11:30 am on May 16) exclusively to those receiving accreditation;
  • Participation in activities reserved for the Media, only for those who are accredited.

Interviews: only upon accreditation and authorization. We will propose a relative Schedule (according to topics, language and day) in the area dedicated to the Press.

Access to the Athenaeum will be allowed only after Press Accreditation, body temperature check (below 37.5) and Green Pass verification.

Specifically, holders of Green Pass basic (from rapid antigenic or molecular swab carried out in the previous 48 hours) or Reinforced (from completion of the vaccine cycle or recovery from Covid19) will be allowed access.

Inside the facility it is mandatory to wear the mask (surgical or FFP2) that you must maintain for the entire time of the instance inside the premises and during classes.



It is absolutely forbidden to take Photos and/or Videos in the Athenaeum places (internal and external).

Any transgression will result in the deletion of the photo and/or video and the immediate removal of the offender from the University.



Maria Selva Silvestri – Head of Institutional Communication

[email protected]

+ 39 328 987 1119


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