A PRIEST is facing expulsion from his archdiocese after allegedly performing an exorcism during the riots that saw Donald Trump supporters descend on Washington DC.
Reverend David Fulton from Central City, Nebraska, was filmed during the unrest on January 6 brandishing the book “Minor Exorcisms and Deliverance Prayers in Latin and in English.”
According to the Omaha World Herald, he told a fellow protestor he had performed an exorcism at the Capitol because a demon had “possessed” the building.
“Got this going,” the priest says in the interview. “Got these exorcism prayers going, there’s priests that’re using them.”
“It’s good to see so many people who care about the country, concerned about the country, people who know about what’s going on, the obvious steal,” he adds.
“And hopefully we’ll be able to take this into our local communities and do something,” he said.
Fulton’s decision to attend the protest has been heavily criticised by Omaha Archbishop George Lucas who is say to have been “very upset” at the priest’s actions.
Tim McNeil, chancellor for the Archdiocese of Omaha, told the Herald that Omaha Archbishop “He should not have been there dressed as a priest. It was a misuse of his priestly ministry.”
During a recent Mass, Fulton apologised for attending the rally.
“I used bad judgment in participating in the rally in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021,” he said.
“I spoke and acted in a way that was not consistent with my vocation as a priest. I acknowledge that the confusion and hurt that I caused to you, to the church and to the other members of the community.”
However, some of his former parishioners are still calling for him to be removed from the priesthood over the incident.