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Pope tells seminarians there's more to communicating God's Word than social media

During his audience with seminarians from the Pius XI Pontifical Seminary in Italy's Marche region, Pope Francis urged them not to rely solely on social media to communicate God's Word.

“Do not rely only on your ability to use social media to communicate. Only transformed by God's Word will you be able to communicate words of life.”

The Pope asked the seminarians' superiors, including the rector and spiritual director, to set an example so that the seminarians can learn from them as Jesus learned from St. Joseph.

“May they learn docility from your obedience; hard work from your dedication; generosity toward the poor from your witness of sobriety and availability; paternity from your living and chaste affection.”

The Pope encouraged the seminarians to combat every form of interior falsehood and to cultivate healthy and joyful relationships.