Two suspected satanic rosaries from different places of origin were turned over last week to the Diocese of Tagbilaran, said its chancellor, Fr. Algerio Pania.
According to Paña, the rosaries were surrendered to Fr. Jose Sinforiano Monton, chief exorcist of the diocese, by by a Catholic from the United States who was not identified.
One of the religious items were reportedly brought from the US while the other was distributed by a still unknown individual in Bohol.
Based on images that have spread online, satanic rosaries often feature a sun with rays, an insignia of the Illuminati, a secret “anti-Chruch” society, said Paña.
Symbols that mark satanic rosaries are often not immediately noticeable but a closer look at these items would reveal satanic elements on them, he added.
The priest also warned that possession of satanic rosaries invite bad or harmful circumstances as he reiterated his call for the public to immediately turnover these items to the Church.
Last week, the Diocese of Tagbilaran echoed an Novaliches-based exorcist priest’s call for vigilance against the spread of satanic rosaries throughout the country.
Diocese of Novaliches Office of Exorcism (Libera Nox) chief exorcist Fr. Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi said that satanic rosaries were “prayed over” by its makers, consecrating them to evil.
“These were made not only to be simply given away but to deceive Catholics, so that evil spirits will haunt them,” Legaspi was quoted in a report of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines news site, cbcpnews.net. (AD)