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Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Christian life 'is a battle against the spirit of evil'

Like Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, Christians must be prepared to battle evil, knowing that “with faith,... Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.

Killer of martyred Italian nun: ‘I can have of her only a memory of love’

The three teenage girls who killed Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti 20 years ago attested afterward that while they were stabbing... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis: The cross reminds us of the sacrifices of the Christian life

Pope Francis said Sunday the crucifix we wear or hang on our wall is not supposed to be decorative, but... Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.

Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr

Pope Francis declared Friday that an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice was a... Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, prepares to say Mass at the Gesu in Rome, Oct. 15, 2016.

Jesuit superior general: Satan is real, and wants us to reject God

The superior general of the Jesuit order told reporters Tuesday that the devil is real, after making headlines in August... Read more

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Exorcists to Jesuit head: Satan is real

An international organization of Catholic exorcists said Thursday that the existence of Satan as a real and personal being is... Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, prepares to say Mass at the Gesu in Rome, Oct. 15, 2016.

Jesuit superior general: Satan is a 'symbolic reality'

The superior general of the Society of Jesus said Aug. 21 that the devil is a symbol, but not a... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Satan is real, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis Wednesday reminded those who think belief in the devil is antiquated or outdated that Satan really exists and... Read more

Diabolical possession very rare, priest says

While an exorcist of the Diocese of Charleston has received many more requests relating to diabolical possession in recent years,... Read more

Vatican trains exorcists as demonic possession claims rise

With reported demonic possessions on the rise in Italy, the Vatican is hosting a weeklong training to better prepare exorcists... Read more

Mythologizing the devil won't end well, Archbishop Chaput warns

A society that relies on reason and technology, without faith, risks forgetting God and making a deal with the devil,... Read more

Italian exorcist to Jesuit leader: No, the devil isn't just a 'symbol'

Italian priest and exorcist Fr. Sante Babolin said that “the devil, Satan, exists” and that “evil is not an abstraction,”... Read more

US exorcists: Demonic activity is on the rise

There is an alarming increase in demonic activity being reported by those who work in exorcism ministry, said the exorcist... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone? Francis asks

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of sin, we... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Pope Francis: The Christian life requires fighting against Satan

Pope Francis spoke Thursday about the struggles inherent to the Christian life, and how temptation, while a normal part of... Read more

Father Francisco Acevedo.

This 100-year-old priest still has a very important task: fighting Satan

On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of... Read more

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High-profile Rome exorcist: 'ISIS is Satan'

In a recent Facebook post, well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said the Islamic State (ISIS) “is Satan,” also questioning... Read more