Jeremy Davies (exorcist)
Fr. Jeremy Davies
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of Westminster|
|Born||1935 (age 82–83)|
Davies 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.
Davies 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.
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. 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.
- On exorcisms: "There are people in need and the Church is dealing with the problem more effectively."
- Father Jeremy Davies profile, catholiceducation.org; accessed 10 July 2014.
- White, Hilary (15 August 2008). "Westminster Exorcist Says Promiscuity can Lead to Demonic Possession". LifeSiteNews.com. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "Exorcism enters a new age". BBC News. 27 April 2000. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- Davies, Jeremy (2001). "Spiritual and Medical Discernment: Should Possession be Treated by a Doctor or a Priest?". Archived from the original on 8 July 2004. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- Burnell, Paul (4–10 June 2000). "Exorcisms On the Rise". National Catholic Register. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
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