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http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/south/09/04/mother.theresa.exorcism/

The exorcism took place in a hospital where she had gone for cardiac problems, said Archbishop of Calcutta Henry D’Souza. The archbishop himself had been hospitalized at the same facility and shared the same doctor as Mother Teresa.

He said he noticed that while Mother Teresa was calm during the day, at night she appeared “extremely agitated.” D’Souza said Mother Teresa would pull off wires and other monitoring equipment stuck to her body.

He said that is when he believed Mother Teresa “might be under the attack of the evil one.” He offered to arrange for an exorcism for the elderly nun. She agreed.

“So I said let’s do the prayer of exorcism over her. So I called one of the priests who was a holy man in Calcutta,” D’Souza said. “I told him, ‘Please say the prayer of exorcism over Mother Teresa.’ And he got a shock and said, ‘Shall I pray and should I drive out the devil if it’s there?'”

“I said, ‘Yes, you do.’ But he says, ‘What will the devil do to me?’ I said to him, ‘You command the devil to go if he’s there. In the name of the church, as archbishop, I command you to go and do it.'”

After the exorcism was over, the archbishop said Mother Teresa “slept like a baby.”

Let’s get straight to the point. If you heard of this story and you did not know that the person was Mother Teresa, would you consider the victim as being tested by God, or as being punished by God.

Let’s be frank about it. Some conservative religious groups will cherry pick. If the victim practices witchcraft, it is her fault for inviting the devil, but if it is a religious woman from the same religion, they will say that her faith is being tested. How is that conclusion derived at? These people who are so loyal to their religion may be impressing their peers in the same religion for their views and steadfast loyalty, but doing themselves a disservice by letting their rational mind go to waste. You say, God shall reward them from their loyalty? You wish. Please, if you don’t use your brain, you will lose it. The brain is like a muscle of the body. It actually gets better with use.

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