Jeremy Davies (exorcist)

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Jeremy Davies
Born 1935
Church Roman Catholic
Ordained 1974
Congregations served
Old Hall Green, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Offices held
Exorcist, Diocese of Westminster
International Association of Exorcists

Father Jeremy Davies (born 1935), an English Roman Catholic priest whose parish is based around Old Hall Green, is a former physician.[1] and a leading exorcist.

He studied English Literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and studied Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He graduated with a medical degree in 1967, then worked in Mission Hospitals in Guyana, Nigeria and Ghana. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1974. Father Davies was appointed exorcist of the Westminster Archdiocese, in Great Britain in 1987. He spent four months in apprenticeship[when?] and has been conducting exorcisms ever since.[2]

In 1993 he co-founded, along with Father Gabriele Amorth and four others, the International Association of Exorcists which now has hundreds of members worldwide.[2][3] His book, Exorcism: Understanding Exorcism in Scripture and Practice was published in 2008 by the Catholic Truth Society. In the book he warns against the New Age, the occult, promiscuity, homosexuality and pornography saying that involvement in these things can lead to dire spiritual consequences.[2]

Quote[edit]

  • On exorcisms: "There are people in need and the Church is dealing with the problem more effectively."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Father Jeremy Davies profile, catholiceducation.org; accessed 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c White, Hilary (15 August 2008). "Westminster Exorcist Says Promiscuity can Lead to Demonic Possession". LifeSiteNews.com. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Exorcism enters a new age". BBC News. 27 April 2000. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 

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