Waves of violence, corruption and crime in a Columbian city are to be addressed with an audacious exorcism by a Catholic bishop who plans to launch holy water over the city from a helicopter. Seriously, keep reading, this is actually happening.
In 2014, Ancient Origins reported that the Roman Catholic Church was “training up” a new army of exorcists to meet the growing demand to rid people of evil spirits. The Telegraph wrote at the time that the “Church claims that the “unprecedented rise” in requests for exorcism comes from more people dabbling in the ‘dark arts’ with the help of information found on the internet”.
Now, one of these super-priests, highly-trained in the ancient arts of exorcism, Monsignor Rubén Dario Jaramillo Montoya, bishop of Buenaventura, who was ordained in 2017 by Pope Francis, is planning to use a navy chopper to cover the entire city with holy water “to rid the city of demons”. According to a report in UPI, he told a local radio station “We want to go around the whole of Buenaventura from the air and pour holy water onto it… to see if we exorcise all those demons that are destroying our port.”