Pope Francis is telling the world
During a recent interview on TV2000, a Catholic channel, the Catholic leader warned people not to argue with Satan because he is more intelligent than human beings.
He said, “He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person. I’m convinced that one must never converse with Satan — if you do that, you’ll be lost.”
The Pope continued saying, “He’s more intelligent than us, and he’ll turn you upside down, he’ll make your head spin.
“He always pretends to be polite — he does it with priests, with bishops. That’s how he enters your mind. But it ends badly if you don’t realise what is happening in time. (We should tell him) go away!”
Other times the Pope has discussed the Devil
This is not the first Pope Francis has talked about Satan and his antics.
Last week, he called for a line of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed because temptation is the Devil’s fault, not God.
Pope Francis said the “lead us not into temptation” part needs to be changed because it had been badly translated from the Greek used in the New Testament.
He said, “It’s not a good translation . . . I am the one who falls. It’s not Him pushing me into the temptation to then see how I have fallen.
“A father doesn’t do that, a father helps you to get up immediately. It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.”
In 2013, the Catholic discussed the Devil’s ways while addressing a gathering in St Peter’s Square.
He said the Devil often appears “disguised as an angel, and slyly speaks his word to us.”