Twitter and Facebook Gain Pope’s Blessing

Benedict 16 Pope “blessed” the digital media on Tuesday during the presentation of the World Day theme Communications 2012 – debate promoted by the Catholic Church about the mass communications.

According to the Pontiff, services like Twitter and Facebook can help the faithful to find answers to some of your deepest questions, since interspersed with periods of silence and reflection.

“Much of the current dynamic of communication is done by questions in search of answers. Engines search and social networks are the starting point of communication for many people who seek advice, suggestions, information, answers, “the religious leader.

“We look with interest to the various forms of websites, applications and social networks (…) that in its essentiality, contains brief messages – often limited to a single verse, as in the Bible – that can express deep thoughts,” added the Pope to then remind the faithful that silence is also essential for humanity find enlightenment.

“In our day, the network is becoming increasingly the place of questions and answers; more, the man finds himself bombarded with answers to questions you never put the needs and do not feel. Silence is precious to foster necessary discernment among the numerous stimuli and the many responses we received, “he concludes.

This is not the first time that Pope Benedict XVI shows intimate of technological innovations. Last Christmas, for example, used a tablet to turn on the lights of a Christmas tree that was 220 km from his residence.