Whole nation exorcised in rare ceremony

Bishops and priests have performed a “great exorcism” of the entire nation of Mexico, in a ceremony called an “Exorcismo Magno”.

On May 20, the ceremony was carried out behind closed doors at the cathedral of San Luis Potosí.

The Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, presided.

Also participating were Archbishop Jesús Carlos Cabrero of San Luis Potosí, Spanish demonologist and exorcist Fr José Antonio Fortea, and a smaller group of priests and lay people.

Archbishop Cabrero said the reserved character of the ceremony was intended to avoid any misguided interpretations of the ritual.

The great exorcism followed a series of events the bishops see as linked to the presence and influence of Satan.

Mexico has been subject to a growing wave of violence, and according to official figures, there have been some 100,000 abortions performed in Mexico City since the practice was legalised in the capital in 2007.

With the exorcism, the bishops asked God to end the spiral of drug-related violence in the country, as well as abortion.

Fr Fortea told Breitbart that “undoubtedly the abortion, Satanism, corruption, the cult of ‘holy’ death and the legalisation of sexual aberrations have caused great satanic infestation throughout Mexico”.

Explaining how an entire nation can be infested with demons, he replied: “To the extent sin increases more and more in a country, to that extent it becomes easier for the demons to tempt (people)”.

Fr Fortea warned that the great exorcism would not solve all of Mexico’s problems in a day.

But the exorcism would have “positive repercussions”, he said.

Fr Fortea noted that St Francis of Assisi had exorcised the entire Italian city of Arezzo, although the saint did this in a “private manner”.

The priest said that every bishop in Mexico should celebrate the great exorcism in his own diocese.


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