Social networking sites such as Facebook are the principal focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the 45th World Day of Social Communications published this morning, though of course none is mentioned explicitly by name.
The Pope’s message encourages all Christians to use this means of communication, and underlines its advantages for evangelization. But the message also highlights the risks that go with digital media.
The Holy Father reaffirms many of the benefits and dangers of the digital age, saying social networks are a wonderful way to build relationships and community. But he warns against replacing real friendships with virtual ones.
“In the final analysis,” the Pope writes,...READ MORE