What happens when an entire country becomes infested with demons? [CNA]

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/images/size340/Dark_gargoyle_Credit_Estitxu_Carton_via_Flickr_CC_BY_SA_20_CNA_6_11_15.jpgVatican City, Jun 16, 2015 / 03:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Can a country with deep Christian roots like Mexico find itself at the mercy of demons? Some in the Church fear so.

And as a result, they called for a nation-wide exorcism of Mexico, carried out quietly last month in the cathedral of San Luis Potosí.

High levels of violence, as well as drug cartels and abortion in the country, were the motivation behind the special rite of exorcism, known as “Exorcismo Magno.”

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, the archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, presided at the closed doors ceremony, the first ever in the history of Mexico.

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

The event was not made known to the general public beforehand. According to Archbishop Cabrero, the reserved character of the May 20 ceremony was intended to avoid any misguided interpretations of the ritual.

But how can an entire country become infested by demons to the point that it’s necessary to resort to an Exorcismo Magno?

“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 told CNA.

The Spanish exorcist warned that “to the extent there is more witchcraft and Satanism going on in a country, to that extent there will be more extraordinary manifestations of those powers of darkness.”

Fr. Fortea said that “the exorcism performed in San Luís Potosí is the first ever carried out in Mexico in which the exorcists came from different parts of the country and gathered together to exorcise the powers of darkness, not from a person, but from the whole country.”

“This rite of exorcism, beautiful and liturgical, had never before taken place in any part of the world.  Although it had taken place in a private manner as when Saint Francis (exorcised) the Italian city of Arezzo,” he stated.

The Spanish exorcist explained, however, that the celebration of this ritual will not automatically change the difficult situation Mexico is going through in a single day.

“It would be a big mistake to think that by performing a full scale exorcism of the country everything would automatically change right away.”

Nevertheless, he emphasized that “if with the power we’ve received from Christ we expel the demons from a country, this will certainly have positive repercussions, because we’ll make a great number of the tempters flee, even if this exorcism is partial.”

“We don’t drive out all the evil spirits from a country with just one ceremony. But even though all will not be expelled, those that were removed are not there anymore.”

Fr. Fortea emphasized that “when the exorcists of a country drive out its demons, it has to be done in faith. You’re not going to see anything, feel anything, there’s not going to be any extraordinary phenomenon. We have to have faith that God conferred on the apostles a power, and that we can use this power.”

“In any case, if this ritual were to be carried out in more countries once year, before or after, this would put an end to any extraordinary manifestations which would show us the rage of the devil. Because, without a doubt, the demons hate to be driven out of a place or to be bound with the power of Christ.”

The Spanish exorcist said that “it would be very desirable that when there’s an annual meeting of exorcists in a country, a ritual such as this exorcismo magno that took place in Mexico be performed.”

He also emphasized that a bishop “can authorize its occurrence once a year with his priests in the cathedral.”

“The bishop is the shepherd and he can use the power he has received to drive away the invisible wolves from the sheep, since Satan is like a roaring lion prowling around looking for someone to devour, and the shepherds can drive away the predator from the victim,” he concluded.


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What happens when an entire country becomes infested with demons? All hell breaks loose.

I can think of a few other countires besides Mexico that are in need of this.

Great catch! Your answer is perfect.

If only all countries realized this, as Mexico seems to have… ‘‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’’ (Ephesians 6:12).

Our world would be a much better place if the spiritual were understood, and our first battleground was one of prayer.

‘’…Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…’’

I’m certainly not an “exorcist” specialist but I am concerned about where these demons will be excocised (sp?) to. Will it be near by nations (USA & Brazil)? When Jesus commanded demons to leave a soul they went into pigs who freaked out and jumped off a cliff. The angel Rafael flew up Into the sky and bounded the demon that plagued the poor woman. So, it is my impression that the very nature of demons need to be rounded up and contained in some manner or else they will still be roaming about seeking the ruin of souls. Again, I wonder if they will trAvel in masses to nearby by countries or travel further out?

(Why is this in Non-Catholic section?)

Me too. The U.S. comes to mind. We probably would need two…back to back.

God bless Mexico infested w/ demonic
infestation, may the Love of God prevail
thru this exorcism, indeed, in Scripture:
God’s Love is so fervent that much evil &
negativity cannot quench it, it is so
potent that rivers of false teaching
cannot dilute it, and it cannot be bought
or bribed w/ wealth(See Canticles 8:7)

Hail holy queen, Mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope,
to you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve,
to you do we lift up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this Valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate,
your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile,
show to us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving, O sweet, Virgin Mary!
(Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that
we may be made worthy of the promises
of Christ.)


At least Mexico was Catholic. The United States was founded by a group of elitist anti-Catholic bigots, who made their hatred known in the Delcaration of Independence:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

This was referring to the abolition of the legal persecution of Catholics in Quebec, which was gained by Great Britain as a result of the Seven Years War.
Most of the Founders were avowed anti-Catholics. The Japanese naval commander at Pearl Harbor was Catholic. The crew that dropped the nukes on Japan were made up largely of Catholics. Americans are appalled by Pearl Harbor, but the nuking is justified, because they were our boys!, fightin’ for our “freedom”. Which of course now includes the freedom to slaughter the unborn. But no, we don’t deserve the wrath of God, 'cause God loves 'Mericuh! Good heavens, this country is made up the some of most idiotic lunatics to ever walk the planet, maybe ever! And I’m not saying that about you, or anyone else here, but generally Americanist heretics, who have done so much damage to the Church here. Only in America do they fly flags in the sanctuary! Are we coming to worship God, or the country, or our so-called liberty?!

By contrast, Mexico has been more or less Catholic since shorty after the Apparition of Out Lady Guadalupe.
Any wrath that the All Mighty should see fit to bring upon this country, is completely justified.
Not only that, it will be a case of the chickens coming home to roost.

And Our Lady of America warned us it would happen if we didn’t set our hearts right and serve God, so watch and pray.

Very interesting post!

Well, compare the amount of abortions in the U.K and the U.S to Mexico, and it would not be beyond the incomprehensible to conceive of the idea that we too, in the U.K and the U.S, are in dire need of such a blessing, and in fact are well beyond the line for such things. In fact, it does rather beg the question, why haven’t they? Maybe because in our countries we are too complacent to recognise the problem as it is. Why also, do the effects of the diabolical have to reach extremes before we do anything about them? Would it not be sensible to discern where the problems lie and seek them out before they grow to such extremes as occurrences which take effect in places such as in Mexico?

Clearly Ireland a once Catholic Country would need an exorcism after voting in gay marriage in the recent referendum. :frowning:

Exorcised demons fall back to Hell and can’t return. This is why they are particularly stubborn about not going anywhere.


When and how did this become different from how the Bible tells us; transference to pigs (Math 8:28) & Angel Rafael binding demons in atmosphere (Tobias)?

I remember hearing that The Catholic Church has never declared anyone in Hell … Unlike saints whom they declare in heaven.

It might have something to do with the way things were done before and after the Resurrection but don’t quote me on that. Either way, this prayer is a recognised prayer in the RCC:

‘Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel’.

‘Aid to the Church in Need’ provides these useful Bible references with the prayer: (Cf Revelation 12:1-9; Jude 1:9).

(To note: ACN also asks people to “Please pray this prayer for the protection of all Christians facing danger at this time”).


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