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Arise!

Pope Francis

«Today, we are often “connected” but not communicating. The indiscriminate use of electronic devices can keep us constantly glued to the screen. In a culture that makes young people isolated and withdrawn into virtual worlds, let us spread Jesus’ invitation: “Arise!” He calls us to embrace a reality that is so much more than virtual…. Read more »

Word of God

Pope Francis

Let us make room inside ourselves for the word of God! Each day, let us read a verse or two of the Bible. Let us begin with the Gospel: et us keep it open on our table, carry it in our pocket or bag, read it on our cell phones, and allow it to inspire… Read more »

The gift of “communion”

Pope Benedict XVI

The Apostle Paul wishes for his Christians:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (II Cor 13: 14). These words, probably echoed in the worship of the newborn Church, emphasize how the free gift of the Father in Jesus… Read more »

Come and See. Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are

Message for World Communications Day 2021 “Come and See” (Jn 1:46). Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are     Communication is an encounter Pope Francis is not an expert in communication, but he is an exceptional communicator. As such, the Pope has always imagined communication not as a complex semiotic process, but… Read more »

Prisoners of a virtual reality

Fratelli tutti, 33

Today we can recognize that “we fed ourselves on dreams of splendour and grandeur, and ended up consuming distraction, insularity and solitude. We gorged ourselves on networking, and lost the taste of fraternity. We looked for quick and safe results, only to find ourselves overwhelmed by impatience and anxiety. Prisoners of a virtual reality, we… Read more »

We are responsible

Fratelli tutti, 115

At a time when everything seems to disintegrate and lose consistency, it is good for us to appeal to the solidity born of the consciousness that we are responsible for the fragility of others as we strive to build a common future. Fratelli tutti, 115