Injuries from Exorcism Blamed for Priest's Passing

According to a recent documentary on Netflix, the priest who was the inspiration for the movie The Exorcist may have died as a result of injuries sustained during an exorcism.  Father Malachi Martin was an Irish Catholic priest, a best-selling author, and a professor at a Pontifical Institute in Rome, in addition to a participant in thousands of exorcisms. 

Father Malachi Martin was the inspiration for the priest in The Exorcist.

Father Malachi Martin was the inspiration for the priest in The Exorcist.

In an interview for the documentary Hostage to the Devil, one witness reports that Martin received a devastating head injury during his final exorcism, which took place in 1999.  The witness, former CIA agent Robert Marrow, describes how the priest heard a 4-year-old victim of possession speak to him during the exorcism, before being pushed down by an invisible force.  Martin later died of a cerebral hemorrhage in his Manhattan apartment.

Source: Catholic Online 

Tobias WaylandComment