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Nation-wide "exorcism" performed on Mexico

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 01:08

A Catholic Church demonologist claims to have performed a ''great exorcism'' on Mexico in reponse to comments by Pope Francis. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Behind closed doors in Mexico's devout city of San Luis Potosi, an excorcism has taken place...an exorcism for the entire nation. Archbishop Jesus Carlos Cabrera says it was closed to the public. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SAN LUIS POTOSI ARCHBISHOP, JESUS CARLOS CABRERA, SAYING: "It was private and intimate prayer that was religiously prepared. It was a prayer that didn't go longer than 20 minutes. It was nothing more than blessing the people, to bring a blessing to the people." It was a blessing the local Catholic Church believes was important. It took place last month in response to statements by Pope Francis that the devil was punishing Mexico for its criminal violence. Since 2006, the drug violence has killed some 100,000 people, and it continues today. Priest Antonio Torres says those who participated felt God's presence... and that divine intervention may be the key to Mexico's future.

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Nation-wide "exorcism" performed on Mexico

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 01:08