Yes, you read that headline correctly. There is a Catholic bishop who wants perform a mass exorcism over an ENTIRE city, with the use of a helicopter.
Bishop Monsignor Ruben Dario Jarmillo Montoy, in Beunaventura, Colombia, is over the "evil" in his city. He said that he wants to rid the violence, drug smuggling, and poverty by raining down holy water over the city.
“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," Montoya reportedly said.
“We want to go around the whole of Buenaventura, from the air, and pour holy water on to it to see if we exorcise and get out all those demons that are destroying our port," he continued, "so that God’s blessing comes and gets rid of all the wickedness that is in our streets.”
Colombia's army reportedly offered the bishop a helicopter for the mass exorcism during the feast day of Buenaventura's patron saint.
South America's largest Pacific seaport was named as the country's most violent place in 2014 by Human Rights Watch, which said it is “dominated by powerful criminal groups that commit widespread abuses, including abducting and dismembering people, sometimes while still alive, then dumping them in the sea."
The local Catholic church reported eyewitness accounts containing gruesome details of "chop-up houses" where they slaughter victims.
Will an exorcism of the entire city work? I suppose we will see.