Father Gabriele Amorth, one of the Vatican’s leading excorcist, claims that yoga is Satanic because it often leads people to Hinduism. Father Amorth feels that “all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation”.
Father Amorth also feels that reading Harry Potter books is also a cause for concern. He feels the books encourage children to believe in black magic and wizardry. He told reporters at a film festival that “practising yoga is Satanic, it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter”. He was invited to the festival to introduce the movie “The Rite”, a film about exorcism starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as a Jesuit priest. Father Amorth went on to say that “in Harry Potter the Devil acts in a crafty and covert manner, under the guise of extraordinary powers, magic spells and curses”.