Francis: devil exists and opposes faith Admin Tuesday, April 15, 2014 A lot of people, even Catholics, think that talking about the devil is old-fashioned. But anyone who wants to follow Jesus needs to know that Satan exists and will put up obstacles to faith, Pope Francis said. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.