This was the question Father Gabriele Amorth, the chief exorcist of Rome, asked straight on the face of the demons. “Because he disrupted my plans” one of the demons replied. “Because he pulled so many young people from my hands” was another one’s response.
Fr. Amorth who has carried out most of his 70,000 exorcisms over the past 26 years, is certain that after Jesus and Holy Mother Mary, Saint John Paul is the most powerful one to fight the demons. They are scared of the holy Pope, because of the reason mentioned above. On the first hand, he had been the kingpin in the fall of communism. Secondly, numerous young people had been converted to faith and virtuous life by his influence.
“The world must know that Satan exists,” 86-year-old Italian priest says “The devil and demons are many and they have two powers, the ordinary and the extraordinary. The so-called ordinary power is that of tempting man to distance himself from God and take him to Hell. This action is exercised against all men and women of all places and religions.”
As for extraordinary powers used by Satan the exorcist categorized it into four types: diabolical possession; diabolical vexation like in the case of Padre Pio, who was beaten by the Devil; obsessions which are able to lead a person to desperation and infestation, and when the Devil occupies a space, an animal or even an object.”.