• September 10, 2021

Top Pope Francis’ Media Quotes

 Top Pope Francis’ Media Quotes


1. Media can prove to be a great tool to foster solidarity

“In a world like this, media can help us to feel closer to one another, creating a sense of the unity of the human family which can in turn inspire solidarity and serious efforts to ensure a more dignified life for all.  Good communication helps us to grow closer, to know one another better, and ultimately, to grow in unity.  The walls which divide us can be broken down only if we are prepared to listen and learn from one another… The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.  This is something truly good, a gift from God.”
Pope Francis, Message For World Communications Day, 2014

2. Consuming too much data can create mental pollution

“True wisdom is the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and encountering persons. It is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution…
Pope Francis, Care For Our Common Home, 47

3. Digital disadvantages should not make us reject social media

“The desire for digital connectivity can have the effect of isolating us from our neighbours, from those closest to us.  We should not overlook the fact that those who for whatever reason lack access to social media run the risk of being left behind. While these drawbacks are real, they do not justify rejecting social media; rather, they remind us that communication is ultimately a human rather than technological achievement.  What is it, then, that helps us, in the digital environment, to grow in humanity and mutual understanding?  We need, for example, to recover a certain sense of deliberateness and calm.  This calls for time and the ability to be silent and to listen.”
Pope Francis, Message For World Communications Day, 2014

4. Media communication is beneficial when it nourishes interpersonal relations

“Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. For this reason, we should be concerned that, alongside the exciting possibilities offered by these media, a deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation, can also arise.
Pope Francis, Care For Our Common Home, 47

5. The digital world is a network of people not of wires

“Media strategies do not ensure beauty, goodness and truth in communication.  The world of media also has to be concerned with humanity, it too is called to show tenderness.  The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity; a network not of wires but of people.”
Pope Francis, Message For World Communications Day, 2014 

6. Only those who go out of themselves can be truly impartial

“The impartiality of media is merely an appearance; only those who go out of themselves in their communication can become a true point of reference for others.  Personal engagement is the basis of the trustworthiness of a communicator. Christian witness, thanks to the internet, can thereby reach the peripheries of human existence.”
Pope Francis, Message For World Communications Day, 2014

7. The media presents a thrilling challenge to those who seek to share the beauty of God

“The revolution taking place in communications media and in information technologies represents a great and thrilling challenge; may we respond to that challenge with fresh energy and imagination as we seek to share with others the beauty of God.”
Pope Francis, Message For World Communications Day, 2014

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