These are Pope Francis’ thirteen (13) most popular warnings against the devil:

 

1) “When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldliness of the devil.”

First homily, 3/14/2013 

2) “The Prince of this world, Satan, doesn’t want our holiness, he doesn’t want us to follow Christ. Maybe some of you might say: ‘But Father, how old fashioned you are to speak about the devil in the 21st century!’ But look out because the devil is present! The devil is here… even in the 21st century! And we mustn’t be naïve, right? We must learn from the Gospel how to fight against Satan.”

Homily on 4/10/2014

3) “[The Devil] attacks the family so much. That demon does not love it and seeks to destroy it. […] May the Lord bless the family. May He make it strong in this crisis, in which the devil wishes to destroy it.”

Homily, 6/1/2014 

4) “It is enough to open a newspaper and we see that around us there is the presence of evil, the Devil is at work. But I would like to say in a loud voice ‘God is stronger.’ Do you believe this, that God is stronger?”

General audience, 6/12/2013

5) “Let us ask the Lord for the grace to take these things seriously. He came to fight for our salvation. He won against the devil! Please, let us not do business with the devil! He seeks to return home, to take possession of us… Do not relativize; be vigilant! And always with Jesus!”

Homily, 11/8/2013 

6) “The presence of the devil is on the first page of the Bible, and the Bible ends as well with the presence of the devil, with the victory of God over the devil.”

Homily, 11/8/2013 

7) “Either you are with me, says the Lord, or you are against me… [Jesus came] to give us the freedom… [from] the enslavement the devil has over us… On this point, there are no nuances. There is a battle and a battle where salvation is at play, eternal salvation. We must always be on guard, on guard against deceit, against the seduction of evil.”

Homily, 10/11/2013

8) “The devil plants evil where there is good, trying to divide people, families and nations. But God… looks into the ‘field’ of each person with patience and mercy: he sees the dirt and the evil much better than we do, but he also sees the seeds of good and patiently awaits their germination.”

Homily, 7/20/2014 

9) “The devil cannot stand seeing the sanctity of a church or the sanctity of a person, without trying to do something.”

Homily, 5/7/2014 

10) “Note well how Jesus responds [to temptation]: He doesn’t dialogue with Satan, as Eve did in the terrestrial Paradise. Jesus knows well that one can’t dialogue with Satan, because he is so cunning. For this reason, instead of dialoguing, as Eve did, Jesus chooses to take refuge in the Word of God and to respond with the power of this Word. Let us remind ourselves of this in the moment of temptation…: not arguing with Satan, but defending ourselves with the Word of God. And this will save us.”

Angelus address, 3/9/2014

11) “We too need to guard the faith, guard it from darkness. Many times, however, it is a darkness under the guise of light. This is because the devil, as saint Paul, says, disguises himself at times as an angel of light.”

Homily, 1/6/2014 

12) “Behind every rumor there is jealousy and envy. And gossip divides the community, destroys the community. Rumors are the weapons of the devil.”

Homily, 1/23/2014

13) “Let us always remember… that the Adversary wants to keep us separated from God and therefore instills disappointment in our hearts when we do not see our apostolic commitment immediately rewarded. Every day the devil sows the seeds of pessimism and bitterness in our hearts. … Let us open ourselves to the breath of the Holy Spirit, who never ceases to sow seeds of hope and confidence.”

 Speech, 6/18/2013 

38 Comments

  • Samantha Elkins says:

    I have learnt this the hard way. Fill your heart with love then there is no room for the devil to eat your sole. The devil is a parasite if you allow.

  • Aileen mcdermott says:

    Amen

  • Ralph Acosta says:

    Jesus will always be my Lord and Savior, Amen

  • Where evil is my grace abounds

  • Thank you Holy Father for the timely reminders!

  • Thank you Holy Father. Pray for my family and all the human race.

  • Jam says:

    May the Holy Father bless us and keep us strong amidst temptation. Amen

  • Carol says:

    My Lord and my God…save us from the devil!

  • Jane says:

    God is Love and is always there for us.

  • Maria says:

    God is All-Powerful, He will not desert us….

  • michelle says:

    Sa lahat ng mangyayari at pangyayari sa buhay mo be with GOD meditate wherever you are praising him , seeking him and asking his grace to guide you whatever you do in everytime he protect you from evil doing just keep on praying Its the best way we can do trusting him with all our heart, with all your mind …we have nothing without GOD, in 28 years of my existence maybe I’m in the point that asking myself what I want in the answer be contended ,love the people around you especially your parents and do everything you can do to serve him
    16For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.amen

  • I am so captivated by this revelation. I know Satan is out to return to heaven. I believe he is always trying. He also knows that he will never, ever get out of hell …so destroy, destroy is his motto!!!!! I believe every word Pope Francis speaks to us especially using Gospel words to ward off temptation. Yes Jesus used Sacred Scripture to respond to Satan. Sacred words defeat Satan When I am troubled, disappointed I repeat words like …Mary Hope of Mankind pray for us, over and over and I am healed. Or Jesus saves, Jesus heals, If Jesus sets me free, I am free indeed. Thank you Holy Father for not only telling us the problem but giving us the solution ….. respond with sacred scriptures or sacred words.Correct me dear Holy Father if I have gone wrong in my response. Love and pray for you and all priests and nuns.

  • George P John says:

    I love my Lord Jesus..!
    I make my heart the biggest and purest palace for My Lord…

  • Bridget says:

    O Lord, how many times we know about the devil’s plans yet we allow him to work in us. Please Lord grant us the strength to keep your word and speak with you in times of devil’s temptations. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord Amen.

  • Mary says:

    Thanks be to God

  • Paul Onyinyechukwu Ikemu says:

    Jesus in You I put my trust..;in You I found my peace because You’re the Prince of Peace.

  • Meg says:

    Say outloud “Get behind me Satan.”
    Then pray to St Michael the Archangel.
    Followed by the Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, and Glory Be…
    I always feel better and feel protected when I feel like evil is lurking… Trying to find a tiny crack to get into our hearts and minds.

  • Rod Prather says:

    You can know it’s satan by his yellow pompadour

  • Mary Gladys ochiwu says:

    Thanks for this great advice. I pray that God in his infinite goodness c us through amen

  • FX says:

    Thanks for the message

  • rudy says:

    Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

  • CHARLES MUCCIARONE says:

    May the Peace of the Lord be always with you

  • Emanuel Debono says:

    The Lord stands by me; whom shall I fear?

  • christopher leslin says:

    dear god,you the only one to the total,then why that satan?

  • JOHN EZEORA says:

    JESUS THE SAVIOUR HELP TO OVER COME EVERY

    ATTACKS OF THE DEVIL

  • Lewis Sebastian Ibañez says:

    HEAVEN IS AT WAR WITH HELL IN THE PHILIPPINES. THEY GLORIFY THE DEVIL HERE. BUT NO ONE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE ALMIGHTY GOD THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT!

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  • C.B. says:

    When my son started using drugs I felt an evil enter our home we are still fighting this every day the bickering the silence but with God’s help we are not giving up

  • Sunday Andrew Ochojila says:

    May the Almighty GOD continue to bring to our remembrance through the holy spirit even at this 21 centuries how to prepare our mind against the work of the devices of the enemy the devil that move round about the earth, and walked through it, seeking for whom to destroy. Job 1v7. And may the good Lord bless Pope Francis and the holy Church through out the world Amen!

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