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Pope worries that the web makes social relations more superficial

Benedict XVI“The new languages that are developed in digital communication result in, among other things, a more intuitive and emotional mentality, oriented toward a different logical organization of thought and relationship to reality, which often gives priority to the image and hyperlinks.” This was said during a meeting with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. The pope encouraged bishops and priests to learn the new digital languages in order to address the cultural chances that they have caused. Benedicto XVI “The risks are obvious to all: the loss of intimacy, superficiality in relationships, resorting to the emotional and a general attitude that prevails over the desire for truth.” ; The pope also asked clergy to find the symbols and metaphors in the new digital culture that can help people to better understand and speak about God. JMB/RD CTV HC -Bn