“It’s been said that the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And the new head of the Jesuit order seems to have fallen for it.
Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, the Jesuit’s Superior General, said in a May 31 interview with the Spanish paper El Mundo that Satan is a ‘symbolic figure’ who doesn’t really exist.
‘We have created symbolic figures, such as the devil, in order to express [the reality of] evil,’ said Abascal when asked if he believes evil is a process of human psychology or comes from a higher being.
‘Social conditioning also represents that figure,’ he added.
The Catholic Church teaches, however, that Satan is a real being, a fallen angel who was cast from Heaven into Hell after rebelling against God…
Pope Francis has made comments on various occasions seeming to indicate he thinks hell is not eternal and, if it does exist, it is likely empty. Francis suggested in a controversial March 2015 interview with Repubblica that no person goes to hell forever, but souls who fully reject God are simply ‘annihilated.’ Then in his 2015 Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia he stated that ‘No one can be condemned for ever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel!’…
Sr. Lucia recounts that in one of the visions Our Lady showed the three children hell. They saw a ‘great sea of fire’ into which were plunged demons.
‘The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent,’ she recounted.”