In a mass exorcism, Holy Water will be sprayed from a helicopter over the Columbian city of Buenaventura to “get rid of the devil.”
Buenaventura is the largest Pacific seaport of Columbia, notorious for drug and human trafficking and violent crime. Already in 2019 over 51 homicides were reported, the Human Rights Watch having issued a report describing the city’s history of abductions and “chop-up houses” created by gangs.
Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of the Diocese of Buenaventura believes the Devil is to blame, and plans a mass exorcism for the city via Holy Water sprayed from a helicopter.
“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.”
With help from the Columbian Navy, Bishop Montoya will say an exorcism prayer as the city is showered in Holy Water.
“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. It will be a great public demonstration for the entire community, where we will pour holy water to see if so many bad things end and the devil goes out of here.”
Bishop Montoya will lead the exorcism during weekend festivals, which happens to be weekend of the feast of Saint Bonaventure, of which the city takes its namesake.