Pope says Satan is more intelligent than humans

Published: December 14, 2017
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I'm convinced that one must never converse with Satan – if you do that, you'll be lost, says Pope Francis. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

I'm convinced that one must never converse with Satan – if you do that, you'll be lost, says Pope Francis. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Pope Francis on Thursday claimed that Satan is a real person who is more intelligent than humans, according to MailOnline.

In a television interview, Francis insisted Satan was not a fictitious character but rather a real being with dark powers.

The 80-year-old pontiff regularly refers to the Devil in his sermons in the Vatican and routinely praises exorcists for their efforts in combating evil.

In an interview with TV2000 the Pope said: “He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person.”

He went on to say: “I’m convinced that one must never converse with Satan – if you do that, you’ll be lost.”

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According to the Pope, “He’s [Devil] more intelligent than us, and he’ll turn you upside down, he’ll make your head spin,” adding, “He always pretends to be polite – he does it with priests, with bishops. That’s how he enters your mind.”

The pontiff  also said: “But it ends badly if you don’t realise what is happening in time. We should tell him, ‘Go away’,” according to the Telegraph.

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  • faiqa iqtidar
    Dec 14, 2017 - 10:07PM

    humans are superior in all creatures of God. then how is it possible that satan is more intelligent than humans?? Recommend

  • Mahdi
    Dec 15, 2017 - 8:42AM

    Pope might want to find common bond in how muslims ask for refuge in Allah from the satan outcast or the accursed satan.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 15, 2017 - 9:21AM

    Though a Muslim, I subscribe entirely to what the Pope is saying. Being the head Jinn I am sure Satan is more than a match in intellect than all the humans and their computational devices combined and more..Recommend

  • Zubair Khan
    Dec 15, 2017 - 11:50AM

    To an extent he is right. God created Iblis/Satan. God Almighty granted him permission to follow human beings. All human beings have two natural pulls. One pull attracts towards good things while the other towards bad things. Islamic scripture also confirms few are those who do not get attracted by Satan while majority follow Satan.
    The only way to get protected from Satan is prayer to Almighty whose mercy and blessing can save any one not to become a prey in the trap of Satan.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 15, 2017 - 11:51AM

    He is right . Recommend

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