The Pope Has Officially Approved One of the Most Bizarre Practices in Catholicism

He has other fish to fry as the leader of the Catholic Church specifically, demons while Pope Francis may be waging war against fat cat banks and capitalists.

Pope Francis welcomed the International Association of Exorcists, an organization of 250 priests in 30 states who conflict with devil properties. The differentiation means that its work and the group are formally acknowledged by canon law.

Thats correct: While the present pope might be progressive from celibacy among the clergy to expanding sacraments to kids with same sex parents about everything, he could be really quite old school when it involves the sway of Satan and demonic properties. And though exorcisms live as the things of horror movies in popular culture, the practice lives on in the Catholic community that is greater and the pope only helped to make it valid.

Exorcist-in chief? Since taking office a year ago, Pope Francis is not self-conscious about the subject of Satan. While the greater Catholic clergy and his forerunners have generally discussed the devil in allegorical terms, the present pontiff has warned his congregation to be more watchful of its influence and believes in the personification of the devil.


And his words have been fit by his activities. The Catholic gossip mill went into overdrive a year ago when Pope Francis apparently performed an exorcism himself, placing his hands on a wheelchair-bound guy who asserted he was possessed by devils. After the pope the guy depression in his wheelchair, shook and heaved, leading many to assert that it was a successful exorcism.

Like any bishop he’s an exorcist, and the pope is also the Bishop of Rome, said the head of the International Association of Exorcists, Father Gabriele Amorth . We live in a era in which God continues to be forgotten. And God is absent, the Devil reigns.