A WELL-known Italian exorcist has claimed the recent hurricane storms and flooding to rock the planet are signs of an imminent biblical apocalypse.
The famous demon hunter also believes the devil is the real reason for the rise of war-mongering North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Don Antonio Mattatelli made the alarming claims in response to a string of natural disasters in his home country of Italy.
He said: “All natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, demonstrate that the end of the world is coming.
“It will not be the end of the world in general, but of this world yes.
“Natural phenomena so sudden and powerful shows that, there is no confidence in the future and we have come to an end of modernity”.
Don Antonio is one of the most famous exorcists in Italy and regularly makes public statements warning of the devil’s work.
He believes that Satan is present on the internet and that demonic possession can take place online.
The exorcist made his latest pronouncements after Italy became the latest in a series of countries to be hit by extreme weather.
The country has suffered torrential rainfall and heavy flooding which has left eight people dead.
In the past week the country has also been hit by an earthquake, the epicentre of which Borgorose in Rieti province in the Lazio region of Italy.
As well as speaking out about natural disasters, Don Antonio commented on the current geopolitical situation.
He said: “Behind Kim Jong-un is surely Satan, in North Korea all are forbidden religion and there is only the idolatry of the leader who has replaced God.
“He could be exorcised remotely with prayer, as Pius XII did by the Vatican with Hitler.”