Pope Francis: Read The Bible As Often As You Check Your Cellphone


(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TIME AND THE VATICAN AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Pope Francis: Read the Bible as Often as You Check Your Cellphone

12:51 PM Eastern

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis has called on the faithful to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages.

Francis urged a packed St. Peter’s Square following his weekly Angelus blessing Sunday to give the Bible the same place in daily life as cellphones, asking: “What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones.”

The message was a twist on Francis’ frequent use of social media to reach the faithful, including regular messages on Twitter.

3 thoughts on “Pope Francis: Read The Bible As Often As You Check Your Cellphone

  1. That’s a good idea. However, he also should urge our catholic priests, especially in Germany, to do the hour prayer. For years the only have been running construction projects. Perhaps it would make sense give them controllers over the WWW sponsors who control their reading progress in the Bible. 😉

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