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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 05:12 PM

Superstitious Argentine President Mauricio Macri hires exorcists.

It was the last days of December when Father Carlos Mancuso received a call at his La Plata home. A Ms. Gómez said she was calling on behalf of President Mauricio Macri with a specific request: to carry out a “cleansing” at the Olivos presidential residence.

The conversation outlined, in a brief, generic fashion, the task at hand, although Mancuso, 81, was cautious. He didn’t know whether it was about an “infestation” (a possessed spirit moving about the home), a “demoniacal obsession” (a demon pursues a person, causing physical discomfort) or “a possession” (the malignant force is inside the human).

Three days later, however, Father Mancuso was contacted a second time by the supposed Macri emissary - but just to apologize. According to Gómez, the president had opted for a different kind of solution. “She was hurt and upset,” the exorcist remembered, seemingly without a desire to blame anyone. Macri apparently opted for a Buddhist cleansing to dispel the bad energy that he believes his predecessor, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, left in the presidential offices.

While the identity of the cleansing hands were not confirmed, the “energy cleanses” took place in both the presidential office building (the Pink House) and the Olivos presidential residence according to a story published by journalist Santiago Fioriti in the prominent local news daily Clarín on Thursday.

Although the Catholic hierarchy is not comfortable speaking up about exorcist practices, Mancuso’s name is often uttered in parishes.

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/207847/looking-for-the-exorcist

Macri is so narcissistic, he thinks the recession, soaring prices, and protests his policies are inflicting on Argentina are all because Cristina Kirchner (who's an atheist) put the whammy on him.

Former Presidents Isabel Perón and Carlos Menem were similarly inclined toward the occult. But all their exorcists and faith healers couldn't make up for their own disastrous right-wing policies either.

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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:02 PM

1. OMG! This is the most preposterous thing I've ever heard! Has he no pride?

The guy will stoop to anything.

It would show he believes the public can be duped endlessly. I hope the people will show him how wrong he is, in time.

His choice to retain a Buddhist method is a way of trying to side-step being accused of trying to exploit ignorance and superstition which accrue over generations without enlightenment.

Smooth move, Macri. Your fellow criminals will applaud you.

He doesn't realize that he has also formally removed any use of the old "she put a spell on me" excuse in the future.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:13 PM

2. He should learn from Néstor Kirchner, who liked to knock on wood and never needed more than that.

It's been usually the case throughout human history that the more despotic a ruler is, the more likely he is to resort to the supernatural - only to discover, albeit too late, that there's no substitute for good policy.

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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 06:42 PM

3. Great point. Never reallized it. Makes complete sense. Reminds me of the right wing's religiosity.

They imply they've gotten on the good side of the "Alnighty!" Woof! Stand back!

I just went to find another version of that song, hoping someone had recorded it on the slidewhistle, or kazoo, no luck. I did stumble onto this one, having no idea what it was, and I laughed until there were tears in my eyes.

In honor of President Macri's cleansing of the Casa Rosa:


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