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Stop texting during meals, Pope Francis tells youths
Feb 17, 2017
By: Mistura Salaudeen
 
 
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Pope Francis has advised youngsters, on Friday, to get off their phones during family meals, warning that the death of face-to-face conversations can have dire consequences for society, even resulting in wars.

The pope said during an improvised speech at the “Roma Tre” public university, “When we’re at the table, when we are speaking to others on our telephones, it’s the start of war because there is no dialogue,”

The 80-year old also chastised today’s juniors for their manners, accusing them of swapping a cheery “good morning” for an “anonymous ‘ciao ciao’” and saying it appeared standard in today’s society for people to “insult” strangers.

“We need to lower the tone a bit, speak less and listen more,” he said, adding that “dialogue which brings hearts closer together” is “a medicine against violence.”

 (AFP)

 


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