(Austrian Times) A Polish priest claims he has been getting hate texts - from a demon.
Parish priest Father Marian Rajchel from Jaroslaw, a town in south-eastern Poland, said he started getting the texts after carrying out an exorcism on a teenage girl.
But he said that the attempt to drive out the devil from the girl's soul clearly failed, and that it was now using the teenager to attack him by using mobile phone messages.
He told local media: "The author of these texts is an evil spirit who has possessed her soul."
He said that the devil and his followers were not shy about using modern technology but that in many cases their actions were not identified as being the work of evil.
He said: "Often the owners of mobile phones are not even aware that they are been used like this, however in this case it is clear."
He said one of the text messages read: "She will not come out of this hell. She’s mine. Anyone who prays for her will die."
He said however that he had prayed for her and sent back another text message, getting the message in return: "Shut up, preacher. You cannot save yourself. Idiot. You pathetic old preacher."
He added: "Clearly this young girl has been possessed, and needs further help."