Satan is real

Pope reminds congregation CWN – April 11, 2014
The devil is a reality, Pope Francis reminded worshippers at a Mass on April 11.
“The devil is here, even in the 21st century,” the Pope said in his homily. “And we mustn’t be naïve, right?”
Commenting on Satan’s temptations of Jesus, the Pope said: “We too are tempted; we too are the targets of attacks by the devil, because the spirit of evil does not want our holiness, he does not want our Christian witness, he does not want us to be disciples of Christ.”
Temptations have three characteristics, the Pope continued. They begin gradually and grow; they infect other people; and they seek to justify themselves. Everyone is tempted, the Pope said. The best solution is “to be vigilant and not to give in to that initial temptation.”

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