Gotta give credit where credit is due. Pope Francis is not shy about talking about the Devil to a world (and a Church) that believes they have moved past such things.
The Washington Post has written an article on the subject. It is full of the usual biases, but still notes the phenomenon of a Pope unafraid to call the Devil by name.
Once again, I say bring back the Leonine prayers!
Enter the plain-talking first pope from Latin America, where mystical views of Satan still hold sway in broad areas of the region. During his time as cardinal of Buenos Aires before rising to the papacy, Francis was known for stark warnings against “the tempter” and “the father of lies.” Now, his focus on the Devil is raising eyebrows even within the normally unquestioning walls of Vatican City.
“Pope Francis never stops talking about the Devil; it’s constant,” said one senior bishop in Vatican City who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely. “Had Pope Benedict done this, the media would have clobbered him.”