The newspaper of record, the NEW YORK TIMES, is reporting that Pope Francis helped ‘liberate’ the man in the wheelchair.. the same man the Vatican said was not undergoing an exorcism..
The TIMES reports that the 43-year-old traveled from Mexico to Rome to be blessed by the Pope.. The report further says,
At the end of the Mass, Francis blessed several wheelchair-bound faithful as he always does, including a man described by the priest who brought him as being possessed by the devil.
There seems to be some parsing of words in the realm of exorcisms.. Was it simply a prayer or the ancient ritual to rid a body of the devil??
It seems the debate goes on. But now we know that there were ‘demons’ of some kind among Francis..