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Outrage Over Plans To Screen The Exorcist In Northern Irish Church

Jul 07, 2017 by Will Maule

Many Christians in Northern Ireland are outraged at plans to screen the demonic film 'The Exorcist' at a Church. The screenings are due to take place next month in the former Holy Rosary Church - a deconsecrated building on the Ormeau Road in south Belfast, according to the BBC.

West Belfast priest Fr Patrick McCafferty said the Belfast Film Festival organizers had failed to show "basic human respect" to former parishioners. "What is their motivation for showing those types of films in what was once a sacred building, that will have such special memories of spiritual occasions for lots of people?" he asked.

"Should they not be sensitive to the fact that many people in that area have fond associations and is sacred to the memories of many people that were baptised or married or buried [from] there?"

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