Bishop will take to the skies to exorcise entire Colombian city
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From The Guardian:



Bishop will take to the skies to exorcise entire Colombian city

Army to provide helicopter for sprinkling of holy water on area beset by violent crime

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent, @harrietsherwood
Wed 10 Jul 2019 06.21 EDT



A Colombian bishop is planning to exorcise an entire city this weekend, sprinkling holy water from a helicopter.

Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya, the bishop of Buenaventura, will say a prayer intended to purge the area of demonic infestation.

The city is beset by violence, drug smuggling and poverty. Montoya disclosed the exorcism shortly after a 10-year-old girl was tortured and murdered.

He told local radio: “We have to drive the devil out of Buenaventura, to see if we can restore the peace and tranquility that our city has lost due to so many crimes, acts of corruption and with so much evil and drug trafficking that invades our port.

“We want to go around the whole of Buenaventura, from the air, and pour holy water on to it to see if we exorcise and get out all those demons that are destroying our port, so that God’s blessing comes and gets rid of all the wickedness that is in our streets.”

Colombia’s army is reported to be providing the bishop with a helicopter for the aerial exorcism during the city’s annual patron saints’ festivities.

Buenaventura, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, was named as the country’s most violent place in 2014. According to Human Rights Watch, “many of the city’s neighbourhoods are dominated by powerful criminal groups that commit widespread abuses, including abducting and dismembering people, sometimes while still alive, then dumping them in the sea. The groups maintain ‘chop-up houses’ (casas de pique) where they slaughter victims, according to witnesses, residents, the local Catholic church and some officials.”

Since then, a marked improvement has been seen in some neighbourhoods after residents took action to regain control. But local media reported 51 homicides in the city in the first five months of this year, 20 more than the same period last year.

Although exorcisms are usually carried out on individuals, in 1890 Pope Leo XIII added a prayer, Exorcism against Satan and the Fallen Angels, for resolving demonic infestation.

Last year, the Vatican held an exorcism training course for priests amid claims that demands for deliverance from demonic possession had greatly increased across the world.

The Vatican-backed International Association of Exorcists, which represents more than 200 Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox priests, said the increase represented a “pastoral emergency”.
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I wanted to post this last week but forgot.
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This is awesome. God bless this Bishop!
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Big Grin 
If only this idea could catch on ...




                                          ... I am going to add it to my daily rosary intentions





The idea that holy water could be landing on abortion centres, gay areas, politicians etc. is definately worth praying for.
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What I picture the demons see

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'Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.' - Ecclesiastes 1:2

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(07-11-2019, 12:27 PM)Augustinian Wrote: What I picture the demons see


My thoughts exactly.  I can't believe you beat me to posting this. Sticking tongue out at you
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Gastly gratuitous violence and I don't care for the way that Jewish boy handled the cross but surely it will appeal to some folks here, (the Colombian bishop may receive return fire).



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