"Fr. Elija Vella ofm was born in St Paul's Bay,
Malta. He is a Franciscan Conventual religious. Fr. Elija graduated in
theology in 1965 from the Lateran University, Rome and has taught
theology for some years. He has written various books including
"Satana" and "Diavoli e esorcismi". Fr. Elija was the Provincial
Minister of his community between 1974 and 1986 as well as Parish Priest
of his birth town. He was nominated by the Archbishop of Malta Mgr
Joseph Mercieca as Official Exorcist of the Archdiocese of Malta.
"He is also president of the Maltese Archdiocesan Commission on Occult and Satanism.
"He was recently asked about Maria Divine Mercy on a Radio Maria
programme. The audio is in Maltese however the video has English