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 

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