Pope Francis does not shy away from talking about the devil, and people have started to notice.  This comes as no surprise since Jesuits are trained early on in formation to be attentive to the movements of the Spirits of Light and Darkness, the Good Spirit and the “enemy of human nature.” Drawing on his years of experience as novice master, religious superior, and pastor, Francis called attention to the subtle activities of the devil, the dark spirit of pessimism, division and despair, in several exhortations.  These talks of the devil or the “Evil One” can be confusing and jarring to the modern ear. Just ask our friends on Twitter: