Battle with the devil: Pope Francis frames the fight in Jesuit terms

April 18, 2013 8:22 PM

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Battle with the devil: Pope Francis frames the fight in Jesuit terms

In the teaching of Pope Francis, the devil has a more dastardly agenda than just convincing people to break one of the Ten Commandments; "the enemy" wants them to feel weak, worthless and always ready to complain or gossip.

In his first month in office, Pope Francis continually preached about God's love and mercy, but he also frequently mentioned the devil and that sly dog's glee when people take their eyes off of Jesus and focus only on what's going wrong around them.

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