This past month during the Month of Our Lord and just days after requesting a change in the wording of the Lord's prayer, the Supreme Pontiff of the Universal (Catholic) Church issued another dark warning to Catholics about the devil.
Speaking to Catholic broadcaster TV2000 in December 2017, Francis said that "Satan is not a metaphor or a nebulous concept but a real person armed with dark powers."
“I’m convinced that one must never converse with Satan - if you do that, you'll be lost," the Pope said.
“He's more intelligent than us, and he'll turn you upside down, he'll make your head spin.
“He always pretends to be polite - he does it with priests, with bishops. That's how he enters your mind."
"The Devil is more intelligent than mere mortals and should never be argued with," Pope Francis has warned.
“He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person. I’m convinced that one must never converse with Satan - if you do that, you’ll be lost,” he told TV2000, a Catholic channel, gesticulating with his hands to emphasize his point.
Here is the video interview in Italian.