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Rome Offers Jubilee-Year Course in Exorcism and Demonic Possession

The Catholic Church in Rome is offering a week-long course on casting out Satan, preparing priests and some lay people on the finer points of exorcism and demonic possession. This extremely successful course, titled “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” is

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Vandalized Greater Church of Lucifer Opens in Texas

The Greater Church of Lucifer opened Friday in a small city just north of Houston. Despite being vandalized this week, the grand opening for the church began on October 30th and runs through November 1st.

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Pope Calls on Archangel Michael to ‘Defend Us from the Snares of the Devil’

On September 29, Catholics celebrate the feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Saint Michael, whose name in Hebrew means “Who is like God?”, is depicted in the Bible as the commander of the heavenly host and the victor over Satan, who appears as a dragon. He is often shown in sacred art as standing over the devil, sword in hand, with one foot on the devil’s head.

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Pope Francis Tells Harlem School Kids the Devil Doesn’t Want Them Happy

The Pope encouraged the children to live with joy in their hearts. “I see you smiling. Keep living like this,” the Pope said. “Help others to experience joy. It’s not easy. In every home there are problems, difficult situations, sickness. But don’t stop dreaming of living with joy.” Departing from his written text for a moment in his meeting with Harlem schoolchildren Friday afternoon, Pope Francis turned to one of his favorite topics, telling the students and their teachers that the devil is a killjoy who tries to spoil our dreams and destroy our happiness.

School children photograph Pope Francis after his arrival to the Lady Queen of Angels school on September 25, 2015 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The Pope visited the inner city Catholic school in east Harlem and met with children, immigrants and Catholic Charities workers on the second …

Exorcist Says that the Devil’s ‘Favorite Sin’ Is Pride

In an interview Monday for the Spanish daily El Mundo, Father Juan José Gallego, the exorcist for the archdiocese of Barcelona, Spain, said that casting out demons is “a very unpleasant job” and that at first he was “really scared” because of his close contact with Satan.

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Satanic Cult Pledges Funds to Support Abortion Rights

A devil-worshipping group calling itself the Satanic Temple has been working to raise funds to promote abortion-on-demand and to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans.

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Pope Francis Tells Youth: ‘The Devil Is a Con Artist’

In the final major address of his Latin American tour, Pope Francis met with a throng of young people Sunday, urging them to “shake things up.” He left aside his prepared speech to speak off the cuff, but he decided to leave them the text he had written for them, and published it, as well. Comparing life to a soccer match, Francis wrote that there are two opposing teams, one coached by Jesus and the other by the devil; each person must decide which team to play for.

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Pope Francis Warns Christians to Flee ‘Devil’s Noise’

To achieve peace of soul, Christians need to learn to keep their hearts free from “passions” and “worldly noise,” which is the “devil’s noise,” Pope Francis counseled Monday in his homily at morning Mass in the Vatican.

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Pope Francis: The Devil ‘Seems Like a Theologian!’

During his weekly audience Wednesday, Pope Francis returned to one of his favorite themes: the devil. Reflecting on the importance of good manners and etiquette, Francis insisted that they aren’t enough, because even Satan knows how to put on good manners to get what he wants.

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‘Lent Is Time of Combat,’ Says Pope Francis

On Sunday, Pope Francis spoke about the Christian season of lent, the period of prayer and penance leading up to Holy Week and Easter. “Lent,” said the Pope, “is a time of combat” and “a time of spiritual battle against the spirit of evil.”

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‘Devil Is Father of Divisions’ Among Christians, Says Pope

“It’s an ugly thing that we Christians are divided,” said Pope Francis Sunday. “Jesus wants us united in one single body,” he said. In his weekly Angelus message, the Pope spoke of the week of prayer for Christian unity, which

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