CBS SF Bay Area
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone gathered a group of worshipers over the weekend at the site where Black Lives Matter protesters toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra to conduct an exorcism because “evil is present here.”
Cordileone has been very vocal with his harsh criticism of the protesters. A video the exorcism ceremony was posted on YouTube on Tuesday.
“We are here at the site where the statue of Father Serra stood in Golden Gate Park that was blasphemously torn down,” the archbishop said on the video. “An act of sacrilege occurred here that is an act of the evil one. Evil has made itself present here.”
In the video, the archbishop leads a group of about two dozen worshipers and clergy — all socially distanced — in the rosary and the prayer of exorcism.