Jeremy Davies (exorcist)

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The Reverend Father
Jeremy Davies
Exorcist
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Westminster
Orders
Ordination 1974
Personal details
Born 1935 (age 81–82)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Hertfordshire, England
Profession Priest
Exorcist

Father Jeremy Davies (born 1935), an English Roman Catholic priest and is a former physician.[1] He is a leading exorcist and was co-founder of the International Association of Exorcists.

Early life[edit]

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.

Ordained ministry[edit]

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.[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]

Quotes[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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