Raymond J. Bishop
Raymond J. Bishop (January 15, 1906 – February 1978) was a Roman Catholic priest. He became one of the several priests involved in the case of exorcizing a boy in St. Louis, Missouri, who was allegedly possessed after using a Ouija board. The case would inspire author William Peter Blatty to write a novel about exorcism, titled The Exorcist.
In 1949, Father Bishop taught at St. Louis University, where one of his female students asked for help concerning her thirteen-year-old cousin (for reasons of anonymity referred to by the pseudonym Robbie Mannheim), whom she said had been experiencing supernatural attacks after playing with a Ouija board and had already gone through one unsuccessful exorcism. Bishop contacted his close friend, Father William S. Bowdern, and they performed another exorcism on him.
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