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Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2024.

Pope Francis: ‘The devil always takes away your freedom’

Jan 28, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged people to learn how to “say ‘no’ to the temptations of evil before they creep into the... Read more

Image of “Santa Muerte,” or “St. Death.”

Exorcist warns the cult of ‘St. Death’ worships Satan ‘implicitly or explicitly’

Jan 2, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Andrés Esteban López Ruiz noted that the “proliferation of this cult has led to a significant increase in the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.

Did Pope Benedict XVI really say the devil wants to destroy Spain?

Nov 15, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

A supposed comment by the late Pope Benedict XVI concerning Spain and the devil has been circulating on social media... Read more

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Pope Francis called in exorcists as archbishop, says ‘devil tries to attack everyone’

Apr 12, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

In a recently published interview, Pope Francis said he called in exorcists when he was archbishop and warned that the... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’

Apr 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray. Read more

Pope Francis stands in front of the crucifix in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta April 4, 2020.

Sin starts with giving in to small temptations, Pope Francis warns

Apr 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Before we commit a sin, there were usually small temptations which we let grow in our soul, eventually making excuses... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in 2017.

'Never dialogue with the devil,' Pope Francis says

Mar 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday to follow Christ’s example when dealing with the temptation to sin: send the devil away or... Read more

Exorcist: Temptation – not possession – is the most significant demonic activity

Dec 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Though dramatic representations of demonic possessions, as seen in Hollywood, can make them appear to be the primary method of... Read more

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

Satan is real, Pope Francis says

May 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

Following Christ is an all or nothing deal, Pope Francis says

May 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

It is not possible to have a relationship with God if we are attached to sin and the devil, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis during the general audience Oct. 18, 2017.

Pope Francis: The Christian life is a battle against evil

Apr 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging the faithful not to be discouraged... Read more

What is the devil's favorite sin? An exorcist responds

Dec 29, 2017

Is an exorcist afraid?  What is the devil’s favorite sin? These and other questions were tackled in a recent interview... Read more

13th century image of Mary punching devil in the face.

Archbishop Chaput: Be like Mary. Punch the devil in the nose.

Oct 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Catholics should look to Mary to be part of a religion that fights for truth, rather than assimilating to the... Read more

What is the devil's favorite sin? An exorcist responds

Dec 28, 2015

Is an exorcist afraid?  What is the devil’s favorite sin? These and other questions were tackled in an interview this summer... Read more