“When you don’t understand the word of God, but read horoscopes and consult fortune-tellers, you start to go downhill,” he warned some time ago
“The Christian does not believe in superstitions, such as magic, (divining) cards, horoscopes and the like,” said Pope Francis, quoted by ANSA. It is not the first time he has expressed such an opinion on the subject.
“When you don’t understand the word of God, but read horoscopes and consult fortune-tellers to feel more secure, you start going down, to the bottom,” he warned some time ago.
Pope Francis said in his ANGELUS, Saint Peter’s Square, Sunday, 2 July 2023), published by vatican.va: “There are some who imagine a prophet to be some type of magician who foretells the future. But this is a superstitious idea and a Christian does not believe in superstitions, such as magic, tarot cards, horoscopes and other similar things. In parentheses, many, many Christians go to have the palms read… Please… Others depict a prophet as a character from the past only, who existed before Christ to foretell his coming.”
Earlier this year, the Pope also criticized witchcraft during a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He said there is an addiction to the occult and witchcraft in some African societies and stressed that this form of addiction leaves people in the grip of fear, revenge and anger.
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