"We don't realize we are reliving the same experience as Babel. It's true, we have multiplied the possibilities of communicating, of possessing information, of transmitting news – but can we say our ability to understand each other has increased?”
He focused his homily on human unity, saying "understanding and sharing among people is often superficial and difficult”.
"There are imbalances that frequently lead to conflicts; dialogue between generations is hard and differences sometimes prevail; we witness daily events where people appear to be growing more aggressive and belligerent.”
This celebration of the Pentecost recalls the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ.