“We believe that behind all these big and structural evils there is a dark agent and his name is The Demon. That is why the Lord wants to have here a ministry of exorcism and liberation, for the fight against the Devil,” says Father Carlos Triana, a priest, and an exorcist, in Mexico City.
“As much as we believe that the Devil was behind Adolf Hitler, possessing and directing him, we also believe that he (the Devil) is here behind the drug cartels.”
Mexico’s exorcists say there is unprecedented demand for their services.
Some are even not taking new cases, as they are having to exorcise demons almost every day.
What a nightmare situation. You’ve got ruthless drug cartels who’re brutally murdering people in a manner most calculated to scare the locals, so that they won’t alert the authorities to what’s going on, and you’ve got a population terrified, and resorting to not only ineffective means like exorcisms, but they’re also now praying to a “Saint Death” (sort of a pagan god that people have made an unofficial saint of the Catholic church). Meanwhile, nobody seems to be talking about doing the only effective thing: decriminalization/legalization of illegal drugs.