Intl Exorcist and Charismatic priest passes away

May 7, 2012 by  
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India, May 05, 2012: Fr Rufus Pereira died in the morning on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 due to cardiac arrest during sleep in London, UK. He had been to Europe tour for giving retreats. He was known worldwide for performing exorcisms for healing and deliverance meetings. The body of Father Rufus remain in England until they have completed preparations to take him to India, where he will be buried. The date has not yet been disclosed.

Father Rufus was born in Bandra on 6-May-1933. He was a priest in the Archdiocese of Bombay and was a resident at St. Pius Church Mulund. He was an international charismatic preacher and was known for his power in deliverance (casting away the demons).

His first personal experience of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal was on Pentecost Sunday in 1972 – at the Renewal’s beginning in India. Since then he has worked extensively in Renewal and World Evangelism ministries.

He studied Philosophy, Theology and Sacred Scripture in Rome, where he was ordained in 1956. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology.

For several years he served as director/headmaster of four secondary schools in Mumbai. In addition to the retreat speaker, Bible teacher and lecturer, he was a professor of Sacred Scripture in postgraduate courses in various Papal Theological Institutes.

He was also president of the International Association for the Ministry of Liberation. He published numerous articles and biblical theology, especially on evangelism and healing.

He was appointed by Archbishop Cardinal Gracias to dedicate himself to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Since then he has preached in meetings, retreats and missions throughout your country and also throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and some places in Latin America such as Brazil, where he was several times, including the New Song Community.

Father Rufus was also a director of the National Charismatic Bible College. It has recently been integrated into the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) in Rome, as responsible for the global ministry of healing and deliverance.

Father Rufus was editor of ‘Charisindia’, the National Charismatic Monthly, and director of the National Charismatic Bible College and continues to be visiting post-graduate Scripture professor at a Pontifical Theological Institute. In 1994 he was selected as Vice-president of the newly started International Association of Exorcists, Rome and in 1995 initiated the International Association for the Ministry of Deliverance.

He joined the ICCRS Council in 1997 and represents Asia and the Healing and Deliverance Ministries.

Testimony by Fr. Rufus available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YmF3fUNWKQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTDTCmvyY2g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6rAyFLRB9o

Articles of Fr. Rufus Pereira are at
http://www.holyspiritinteractive.net/columns/rufuspereira/

Pentecost by Fr. Rufus Pereira
http://www.jmanjackal.net/eng/engrufus.htm

Sermons of Fr. Rufus Pereira
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLKbLobGrEU
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyNp4n5nb-M
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNnIXi0Gm5A
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0p-uAEiiTE
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD-SB1dAxxU
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOEZVf72jTQ
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1LXxHZcLx4

The play list is at
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2652598015AAA242

Inner Healing Retreat of Fr. Rufus Pereira
1a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3–LZxUIHkA
1b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xd096hUJJ0
2a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLuB5WU9KU
2b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHC-qCIgVfM
3a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvw-Kund0bk
3b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOFdO7NoLEM
4a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7NwjBL0Bbc
4b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtSi0zAcxNQ
5a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWqQbzc-rkw
5b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNYcyQpS8Pw
6a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNYcyQpS8Pw
6b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnqrKj4RSHA
7a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l80o_VXKJXw
7b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc5UP0lKd1k
8a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNeWOREFBnU
8b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnCZFvOXOvg
9a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0lEHCXI6c
9b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy6aY_hiQ1s
10a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlIaz5Zoi0c
10b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7dDEt9WMi8
11a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00ffaIWQXQ
11b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiqHUZY_sAg
12a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6LjaXOUrwk
12b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb6a_iYueaw

The play list is at
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDB235D8148F86E3D

Fr.Rufus Pereira – Preaching – 13/11 – Lord’s Prayer, the Key to Total Healing
http://en.gloria.tv/?media=216735

List of Talks by Fr. Rufus Pereira
http://en.gloria.tv/?search=Rufus+Pereira

Fr. Rufus Pereira Vice-president Of The Association Of Exorcists
http://newcovenantjournal.blogspot.in/2010/08/fr-rufus-pereira-vice-president-of.html

Google Videos of Fr. Rufus Pereira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_nW0hLupFE

– Ancy S. D’Souza Paladka (Salu Soz)

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