Colombian bishop 'exorcises' city of Buenaventura to rid it of violence

Bishop of Buenaventura Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya sprinkled the city with holy water, performing what media calls an act of exorcism, in attempt to rid the city of violence, as footage filmed on Saturday shows. Montoya climbed on a fire engine adorned with green and yellow balloons and drove around the city, sprinkling holy water with an aspergillum. Local Marta Lucia de Giraldo expressed her... Еще hopes that the ritual will help the city possessed with «much violence» and «hate.» The event is referred to as a «pastoral emergency» and was held after a reported murder of a ten-year-old girl. Humans Rights Watch 2014 report described «exceptionally high levels of poverty and unemployment» in Buenaventura, as well as cases of multiple disappearances, body dismemberment and overall terror.

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