Saturday, September 22, 2018

Francis ‘jokes’, “I am the devil.”

“VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to the Baltic countries (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II — at least as far as Poles are concerned.

Greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis was given a book about the former pope by Polish photographer Grzegorz Galazka. Receiving the large book with a beaming John Paul on the cover, Francis quipped: "(Pope John Paul II) was a saint, I am the devil."

Laughing, Galazka immediately corrected him: "No, you are both saints! You are both saints!"

Francis' quip appeared to acknowledge that he has his detractors, particularly among conservative Catholics who long for the more doctrinaire papacies of John Paul and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

The criticism of Francis by conservatives has grown more vocal recently amid the church's sex abuse scandals and the distress over his opening to letting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion.

Yes, Francis you most certainly are!


  1. He blissfully jokes about a statement that couldn't be more true. He is truly 'blinded by the darkness'.

  2. He had to say it sooner or later as the truth always comes out. He clearly is a devil. Of course, most people will think he was just joking, like most people think he is actually the pope so he could get out the truth knowing most people will think he's joking. I said long ago that if he admitted he was a devil, most people wouldn't believe it. Now he has. Let's see what the talking heads say.

  3. Well, he'd have to be a fallen angel to be the devil and JP2 has about as much chance at sainthood as Martin Luther. But rather than face the reality that it is the neo-conned who are letting Francis and his gang of thieves feed their children rainbow S/H/IT, the neo-conned blog about the 'joke' and laugh at their own cleverness.

  4. The Devil hates God and all of us. Why make yourself a devil? Also, John Paul II is no true Saint, so let's stop calling him that.

  5. As they say, "many a true word spoken in jest".

  6. So he went purposely to visit the ghetto on September 23rd but why didn´t he bother to visit the Holy Hill of the Crosses like Pope John II? He was so near yet didn´t even drive by?

  7. "What medicines do I take? I'm going to the witch! "
    The joke of the Pope to the TV2000 journalist who asked him what he takes to be fit

  8. John Paul 2 was a Devil.
    He worshipped demons at Assisi 1 & Assisi 2.