It’s called the Anointing of the Sick.
The word “caught” catches this paper out. With whom is this controversial?
Some people just need ki.....
What’s a Pope to do?
The sun is a low class douchebag rag.
Liberals all over the world will seize on this and try to make something of it.
I guess if you don't believe in the Devil, or evil spirits, or Exorcism (an authorized rite of the Church), it might be.
But the Holy Father clearly believes (he preaches about it regularly) and as a bishop he is authorized to perform exorcisms.
The Sun is being even more idiotic than usual here.
Pope obsessed with devil(as stated in other media reports.)
A holy priest casts out a demon. This is scandalous? The Pope insists the devil is real. This is an obsession?
What is truly scandalous is that the Church since Vatican II has been afraid to remind the world the devil exists and to fulfill her role in casting out his minions.
God bless Pope Francis for shaking us out of our complacency.
In other words, the Pope is Catholic.....shocking!
The peculiar thing about the idiots of the press is not that they are idiots, but that they think they are smart. They prove themselves time and time again to be the stupidest people on earth but behave as if they are wise. It would be hilarious except for the power they wield to help elect morons such as themselves to political office.
Putting hands on a supplicant’s head is a “strange ritual”?
Oh, pish-tosh. Anti-Catholics have observed the Pope acting Catholic, is what.
Sometimes, when you push someone’s head down, it causes it to pop up and release neck and/or back tension. Watching the pope makes me wish he’d push my head down too. Clearly, he has good and knowledgeable body sense and hands. Can be a rather sophisticated technique. You go, Francis.
Laying on of hands for healing is now considered strange.
I’m going to email il Papa to give him a high five next time instead....
The great thing about this is that like a true pope, Francis doesn’t trim his actions or words based on human respect or the opinion of the world. He does and says what he perceives the Lord to be telling him to do or say. I admire this because in some situations I continue to struggle with human respect.
We should all remember this..
If you look at the video you can see that Pope Francis places his hands on the young man's head and prays inaudibly, and the young man gasps and exhales hard about 4 times. The whole thing takes about 6 seconds. That's it. Then Francis goes on greeting and blessing other people in the crowd, calling -zero- attention to himself or to the young man.
Nothing bizarre about it: every baptism in fact includes an exorcism. If you're Catholic, you not only got this exorcism when you were baptized (which, in effect, every Christian does), but you renew it every time you repeat your Baptismal promises, e.g. at Easter.
Thank God for the "normal Christianity" of Pope Francis.
Somebody explain the "strangeness" of AP, news.yahoo, and the (U.K.) Sun.
Now we have the fascist propaganda machine clearly stating they believe Satan is equal to Jesus Christ.
A queer "Bishop" preaching that demonic possession is a “spiritual gift” and now this trash about it being “strange” for the Pope to publicly exorcise Satanic spirits when they possess someone.
People who have sold their souls to Satan are now publicly defending him rather than pretending they don't believe in him. That's a bold new approach for the Satan loving crowd.
It's no wonder, though. The vast majority of those who call themselves Christians believe in "going along to get along" and arguing with one another rather than arguing with Satan's troops.
Today has been a strange news day, hasn’t it?
The look on that poor man’s face. Something is not right.