Pope Francis urges families to “power down”

Posted by Katie Loftus
Sunday 15, November 2015 | Category:   Pope Francis

While Pope Francis is certainly no stranger to technology, he has urged people to stop texting and tweeting during family time. The Los Angeles Times recently covered the pope’s remarks about cell phones and screens at the dinner table.

"A family that almost never eats together, or that never speaks at the table but looks at the television or the smartphone, is hardly a family," Francis said. Family togetherness is very important, especially for young children, he said, calling it a "beautiful virtue."

This past week, to an audience in St. Peter’s Square, he encouraged everyone to put down technology and spend more time discussing experiences of the day with one another.

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