· The Pope invites to use online resources in a free and critical way ·
It is not enough that young people learn to use new technologies, they must learn to use them “as tools, thus enabling them to bring out the best of these means in a free and critical way”. This was emphasized by Pope Francis to the Executive Board of Vodafone Foundation whom he received on Wednesday morning, 5 October, before the General Audience. The Foundation presented to the Pope an initiative for young Africans entitled “Instant Schools for Africa”.
“This project” -- said the Pontiff -- “is part of the wider spectrum of public
and private initiatives that promote a more inclusive and supportive world,
providing opportunities for development to individuals and social groups at
risk of being excluded” .
The Pope also expressed the wish “that, among the resources offered to youth, there may be digital access to sacred texts of various religions, in respective languages. This would be a beautiful sign of care for the religious dimension so deeply rooted among African peoples, and a sign also of encouraging interreligious dialogue”.
St. Peter’s Square
Sept. 25, 2018
Heart and compass
Charity is the “beating heart” in the life of the Church and the “compass” which ...
An ocean of desolation
“How many tears are shed every second in our world; each is different but together ...
Peace in Syria is possible
“I encourage all... to proclaim with strength that peace in Syria is possible! Peace in ...