Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Pope berates bishops over use of phones during mass

By News Express on 08/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,293

•Pope Francis
•Pope Francis

Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out smartphones.

“At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says ‘lift up our hearts’. He doesn’t say ‘lift up our mobile phones to take photographs’,” he chastised those gathered in Saint Peter’s square for his weekly audience.

“It’s so sad when I’m celebrating mass here or inside the basilica and I see lots of phones held up — not just by the faithful, but also by priests and bishops! Please!”

The 80-year old Argentine pontiff is no stranger to the world of social media, boasting over 14 million followers on his English-language Twitter account alone, and often posing for selfies with enthusiastic young pilgrims.

But he has a conflicted relationship with mobiles.

In February he told youngsters to get off their cell phones during family meals, warning that the death of face-to-face conversations can have dire consequences for society, even resulting in wars.

He has called the internet, social media and text messages “a gift of God” if used wisely, but has also tried to persuade today’s youth to swap their smartphones for pocket-sized Bibles. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 08/11/2017 6:56:55 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Brig.-Gen. Agim takes over as FOSSRA Chairman

NSCDC discovers Boko Haram’s ‘spiritual book’ used to...

Tribunal verdict has given me greater impetus to...

Suspected herdsmen kill five in Kwara

2015: Yero throws hat into the ring, explains...

Essence of police-media partnership, By Adewole Kehinde

Osun sacks striking doctors, says demand impossible to...

Buhari, APC Governors meet behind closed doors in...

Use of drones in shipping sector set to...

Chiwetel Ejiofor gets pre-Oscar boost, wins Actor of...

From Obi to Obiano: Things finally fall together...

Mass defections as scores dump PDP for APC...

 

Latest News 18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries Delta establishes 6 IDP camps •To forward 2019 budget proposals to DTHA soon Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls Plateau women protest half naked over military action Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Have we ever met before? Buhari asks new DSS boss Renewed attack in Nasarawa leaves 7 dead

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,081 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,058 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,652 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,124 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,638 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,329 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,543 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,176 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,255 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,109 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,822 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,643 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,613) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,415) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (39,022) Opinion (1,108) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,663) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement