This is rather dramatic. This is an update from the AP story which I acquired from the Rorate blog:
The Rev. Gabriele Amorth, a leading exorcist for the diocese of Rome, said he performed a lengthy exorcism of his own on the man Tuesday morning and ascertained he was possessed by four separate demons. The case was related to the legalization of abortion in Mexico City, he said.
Amorth told RAI state radio that even a short prayer, without the full rite of exorcism being performed, is in itself a type of exorcism.
"That was a true exorcism," he said of Francis' prayer. "Exorcisms aren't just done according to the rules of the ritual."
WHAT DO YOU THINK? EXORCISM OR NO EXORCISM?
I think this pope knows the power of Satan and that he prowls the world seeking the ruin of souls. The pope is Catholic and thus he truly believes in Satan! This fact will not endear him to the world and its media let alone to post-Catholics of our Church today such as the LCWR and other post-Catholic progressives!