Romanian lawyer sues his bishop and four priests
Romanian lawyer sues his bishop and four priests claiming they failed to
properly exorcise flatulent demons in his house
Madalin Ciculescu, 34, has accused the five of fraud
Claims demons were causing bad smells that were ruining his business
First time there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian court
Businessmen says he plans to go to the European Court of Human Rights.
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 10:18 EST, 6 April 2013
A Romanian lawyer is suing his local Orthodox bishop and four priests
claiming they failed to properly exorcise flatulent demons that were
forcing him out of his home.
Madalin Ciculescu, 34, accused the five of fraud after they turned up
several times to exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad
smells that were ruining his business.
He claimed that after the failed exorcism the demons even started
haunting him at his home at Pitesti in Arges County in central Romania.
The case alleging 'religious malpractice' is reportedly the first time
there has been such an allegation made in a Romanian court.
He told the court: 'If they (the accused) represent the way of God then
God's ways are crooked. They did not remove the demons that made these
bad smells as they promised to do, and I still see all sorts of demons
in the form of animals, usually crows but also other such things, that
are making my life miserable.
'When I am at home they switch the TV on and off all the time, they make
foul smells that give me headaches and basically roam unhindered around
my house and my business.'
The man produced his mother to back up his claim saying that even the
hair-dryer was possessed and a black shadow came out of it when anyone
tried to use it - and she also said the fridge was infested by the
flatulent demons that she confirmed left foul smells about the property.
But the lawyer for the Archdiocese from Arges, Anton Alin, rejected the
allegation of fraud saying that the exorcism had been properly carried
out and they believed the allegations of further demons and more bad
smells were simply a product of the man's imagination.
The Romanian court agreed with the church and rejected the application
against Bishop Argatu as well as priests Ionut Cret Ovidiu, Gheorghe
Nicut, Marius Dumitrescu and Gheorghe Dunitru - and ordered Ciculescu to
pay legal costs.