What Does the Catholic Church Teach on Demonic Possessions and Exorcisms?
While discussing exorcisms it is also important to be knowledgeable about Lucifer, the fallen angel. Many people also know of him as Satan or the Devil. Lucifer is considered the king of the underworld and the master of deceit and despair. His one true purpose is to break our relationship with God and tempt us toward his domain in hell. He does this through his army of fallen angels. "Pope John Paul II...warned that Satan is very real and very dangerous" (Burke). In this section you can learn about Lucifer's fall and how he and the other fallen angels (demons) came to be and why they seek to possess and tempt us.