The new Pope has made it quite clear since his election that he believes the Devil, whom refers to as "the Enemy" and "The Prince of this World" is a real force that needs to be fought constantly.
The Vatican has downplayed the incident, filmed by the religious satellite channel TV2000, saying it was simple prayer.
The former Pope, Benedict XVI, never performed an exorcism, Francis is on record as having performed them, however, as was Benedict's predecessor John Paul II.
Pope Francis has ignited a bit of a scandal after footage emerged appearing to show him giving a man an exorcism in St Peter's Square.
Watch and then tell us if you agree with the Pope that evil exists and needs to be countered.