Pope Francis decries chasing ‘likes’ on social media



Pope Francis has more than 7.4 million Twitter followers on his English-language account, but that doesn’t mean he’s chasing more

The pope spoke on Sunday in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania against what he sees as a consumerist culture that is eroding personal relationships.

“I would dare say that at the root of so many contemporary situations is a kind of radical loneliness that so many people live in today,” Francis said to an audience of American bishops at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. “Running after the latest fad, a like, accumulating followers on any of the social networks.” Read more…

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