Army to provide helicopter for sprinkling of holy water on area beset by violent crime
Source: Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent
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.