UPDATE: Bishop Will NOT Exorcise City Via Helicopter, Will Process & Bless With Fire Truck
Wow! This is amazing!
Diocese of Buenaventura, Colombia Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya will lead an exorcism over Buenaventura this weekend during one of its festivals.
It’s also the weekend of St. Bonaventure’s feast day, the city’s patron saint.
The exorcism is a response to the the demonic infestation he believes is responsible for the terrible crimes occurring in the city.
More than 50 homicides were reported between Jan. and May, and most recently, 10-year-old Diana Tatiana Rodriguez. Rodriquez was allegedly tortured and sexually abused before her murder.
“We want to go around all of Buenaventura, from the air, and pour holy water onto it to see if we can 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” Bishop Montoya told Blu Radio of Colombia..
The bishop also said that “We have to get rid of the devil to see if we can return the tranquility that the city has lost with so many crimes, acts of corruption, and with so much evil and drug trafficking that invades our port.”
While the Rite of Exorcism drives demons out of individual persons, Pope Leo XIII added “The Exorcism Against Satan and the Fallen Angels” in 1890, a solemn exorcism prayer that drives out demonic infestations.
Pennsylvania Diocese exorcist Msgr. John Esseff of Scranto told Patti Armstrong of the National Catholic Register that “If every bishop woke up to their powers, the devil wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell — the results would be amazing,”
“The power of the Church entrusted to the bishops is exactly what the devil fears most,” Msgr. Esseff said.
“He’s afraid the bishops are all going to wake up and start exorcising their authority. If they [the bishops] would come into the use of their power, what would happen to the kingdom of darkness would be amazing.”
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle!
[See also: Inside the World’s First Aerial Exorcism Performed for a Whole Town]
[See also: Exorcisms on the Rise: Occult Activity Sparks “Pastoral Emergency”]