In the ongoing Catholic wars over Harry Potter (“He leads kids to the occult” v. “It’s simple literary entertainment”), a new member of the anti-Harry crowd is Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the official exorcist of Rome, according to a report at contactmusic.com.
He is quoted as saying yesterday:
“You start with Harry Potter, who comes across as a likeable wizard, but you end up with the Devil.
“There is no doubt that the signature of the Prince of Darkness is clearly within these books.
“By reading Harry Potter a young child will be drawn into magic and from there it is a simple step to Satanism and the Devil.”
I have no independent confirmation of these remarks so take it with a grain of salt until you see it independently reported elsewhere.