New Pope says Satan is unleashing "evil energy"

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Satan no match for God, says pope

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Posted: 1205 GMT (2005 HKT

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -- Satan is still at work in the world unleashing "evil energy" but God will be the final arbiter of history, Pope Benedict XVI said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the third general audience since his election last month, the pope also said that nations and leaders had to look for God's hand in history in the past and learn from it.

"History, in fact, is not in the hands of dark forces, left to chance or just human choices," he told thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

"Above the unleashing of evil energy, above the vehement interruptions of Satan, above the so many scourges of evil, rises the Lord, supreme arbiter of history," the pope said in an address reflecting on the Book of Revelation in the Bible.

He urged Catholics to look for and recognise what he called "hidden divine interventions in history".

The 78-year-old German Pope, elected on April 19, again mingled with people in the crowd at the end of the audience.

He stopped to talk to handicapped people and personally greeted dozens of well-wishers.

Continuing in the tradition of his predecessor, John Paul II, he delivered the address in Italian and read summaries or greetings in some 10 other languages.

This is how the one of the most powerful person’s in the world understands the nature of things.  If he said that he saw Elvis, his sanity would be questioned, but seeing devils, and he becomes the Catholic Pope.  That such a person should have hundreds of millions of followers speaks miles about the qualifications of the common man to express themselves political.  Given