The pope also warned about “disinformation” in today’s media environment.
"May the corporal fasting to which Lent calls us fortify our spirit for the battle against sin,” Pope Francis said.
The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process.
The leadership of the initiative that facilitates education for women Religious in Africa has, in a reflection, revealed how technology and resilience have enabled the U.S-based entity to continue with its operations amid COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID-19 restrictions put the people of God in unfamiliar situations that limited their interactions, a Kenyan Bishop noted at the start of a virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya whom the Bishop encouraged to come to terms with the new reality and embrace technology, seeking new ways to “be connected” with others.
Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi, Italy.
In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils such as trafficking and pornography requires a recognition of the limits of online freedom.
The need to utilize skills acquired in higher institutions of learning to have a positive impact on contemporary society was one of the key highlights of the address of a Kenyan Bishop to the over two thousand students from a variety of African countries who graduated at the main campus of the Nairobi-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Friday, October 25, with the Bishop calling for ethical leadership.
Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to retrieve a user’s personal information. The issue has since been fixed.