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Springfield Bishop to Hold ‘Prayers for Exorcism’ on Day Gov. Signs Gay Marriage Bill

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) - The Catholic Bishop of Springfield, Illinois says he’ll hold what he calls “Prayers of Exorcism next week, just after same sex marriage is officially signed into law in the state.

The official term used by Bishop Thomas Paprocki in his statement announcing this church service at Springfield’s Cathedral is: Prayers for Supplication and Exorcism, in Reparation for the Sin of Same Sex Marriage.

Bishop Paprocki and the Catholic Church have been staunch opponents of redefining marriage. He says it is scandalous so many Catholic politicians voted for the legislation, calling them morally complicit as co operators in facilitating what he calls this grave sin.

The Catholic Diocese of Springfield covers 130 parishes in 28 counties, including many in the Metro East.

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