Pope Francis scolded people who consider themselves practicing Christians, but who turn to fortunetelling, psychic readings and tarot cards.
True faith means abandoning oneself to God “who makes himself known not through occult practices but through revelation and with gratuitous love,” the pope said Dec. 4 during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Departing from his prepared remarks, the pope called out Christians who seek reassurance from practitioners of magic. “How is it possible, if you believe in Jesus Christ, you go to a sorcerer, a fortuneteller, these types of people?” he asked. “Magic is not Christian! These things that are done to predict the future or predict many things or change situations in life are not Christian. The grace of Christ can bring you everything! Pray and trust in the Lord.”