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Fewer people believe in God and almost no one really believes in Satan . . . except the Pope

Fewer people believe in God and almost no one really believes in Satan . . . except the Pope

Pope Francis seems to be obsessed with the devil. His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain “demon” are now legion. Many modern people may greet the Pope’s insistence on the […]

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Pope says creation was scientific: God isn’t ‘a magician with a magic wand’

Pope says creation was scientific: God isn’t ‘a magician with a magic wand’

The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared. … Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”. “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we […]

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‘Devil … tries to divide’: Pope calls for unity among believers

‘Devil … tries to divide’: Pope calls for unity among believers

Divisions among Christians “hurt the Church and they wound Christ,” Pope Francis said to tens of thousands of visitors gathered in Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday morning. During her journey through history, “the Church is tempted by the devil who tries to divide it,” the Pope said, and unfortunately, “she has been marred by serious and […]

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Hip Pope Francis on old fashioned notion: ‘Look out because the Devil is present’

Hip Pope Francis on old fashioned notion: ‘Look out because the Devil is present’

VATICAN CITY — A darling of liberal Catholics and an advocate of inclusion and forgiveness, Pope Francis is hardly known for fire and brimstone. Yet, in his words and deeds, the new pope is locked in an epic battle with the oldest enemy of God and creation: The Devil. … “ ‘But Father, how old-fashioned you […]

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Pope just said no to lifeline for troubled ‘Noah’, actor’s misleading tweet to the contrary

Pope just said no to lifeline for troubled ‘Noah’, actor’s misleading tweet to the contrary

Yesterday it was made to sound as though after weeks of stalking Pope Francis, “Noah” star Russell Crowe and director Darren Aronosfsky had wrangled some sort of awkward meeting with the Holy Father. Apparently, that wasn’t true.  … there was no meeting: Conflicting reports about the meeting began circulating, but Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico […]