I’m not Catholic, and the Pope isn’t exactly a computer nerd. Still, I think he’s very right in calling for all of us to put down the phones and spend more time with our families. He recently lamented the fact that many followers were more focused on their smartphones (including priests and bishops). Brief moments in time, snapshots of your experience perhaps, but be in the moment, with the people around you as much as you can.

POPE Francis has called for people to spend less time on their phones at mealtimes and to get talking. He added: “I ask myself if you, in your family, know how to communicate or are you like those kids at mealtables where everyone is chatting on their mobile phone… where there is silence like at a Mass but they don’t communicate.”

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