Vatican City, Jun 6, 2018 / 10:02 am
In his prayer video for June, Pope Francis asked that digital communications and social media platforms would be a place of inclusion and encounter, rather than isolation and "alienation."
In the video, published June 5, the pope opened saying the internet "is a gift from God, but it is also a great responsibility."
Text of the subtitles pop up on the screen like chat messages with a notification sound as Francis continued, saying, "communication technology, its places, its instruments, have brought with it a lengthening of horizons, a widening for so many people."
"It can offer immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity," he said, and voiced hope that digital networks would "not be a place of alienation."