(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY) — On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.
“He presents things as if they were good, but his intention is destruction. And the angels defend us,” the Roman Pontiff told those gathered for his Sept. 29 mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha residence.
The Bishop of Rome began by pointing to the day’s readings taken from Daniel Chapter 7 in which the prophet has a vision of God the Father on a throne of fire giving Jesus dominion over the world, and Revelation Chapter 12 which recounts the battle in which Satan, as a large dragon, is cast out of heaven by St. Michael.
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