By Jonathan Tamayo
Missing Call Letters.
So I thought this was kind of funny. To celebrate the World Day of Communication, which I didn’t even know was a day, Pope Benedict XVI warns the world that social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace can isolate people and marginalize others.
Il Papa did say that Facebook can foster friendships and understanding as well.
Benedict welcomes social networking sites as a “gift” that fosters the “fundamental desire” of people to communicate.
On the downside though, the Pope thinks that the “obsessive” virtual socializing can isolate people from real interaction and deepen the digital divide by excluding those already marginalized.
The Pope also urges producers to ensure that the content of these sites respect human dignity and the “goodness and intimacy of human sexuality.”
Best part…it was all done on the Vatican’s new Youtube channel. That’s right, the Pope officially is on youtube. If the old, traditional Catholic Church is jumping on the online media bandwagon, no one has an excuse not to have a facebook now.
WATCH: Vatican youtube channel