Vatican: Technology bad for the soul

Pope spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi has stated that the modern obsession with technology is leaving no time for spiritual nourishment, and subsequently, damaging the soul.

Lombardi states, "In the age of the cell phone and the internet, it is probably more difficult than before to protect silence and to nourish the interior dimension of life."

Pope Benedict has stated that the current economic crisis goes to show how worthless pursuit of money and success has proven to be and Lombardi adds technology to this list as an 'excess of modern life'.

Interestingly enough at the most recent World Youth Day, digital Prayer Walls were set up and the Vatican sent out text messages with inspirational bible quotes. The Vatican has also begun to modernize some of the contents of their library into an accessible online format.

It seems quite ironic that Fr. Lombardi's message will be spread through the very medium which he has detested, the internet.

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