Pope Francis urges families to improve communication among themselves saying: put your iPhone down and start talking
According to details, Pope Francis has said that families should put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and talk to each other more often and learn to talk to one another again. Pope Francis in his annual message for the church’s World Day of Communications, released on Friday January 23, said that media can incidentally help or hinder family communication. He continued media can in fact help far-flung members stay in touch but also enables others to avoid one another.
“The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information,” the Pope said. “A perfect family does not exist. We should not be fearful of imperfections, weaknesses or even conflict, but rather learn how to deal with them constructively,” he added.
Pope Francis further went on to say that the children first learn to communicate in the family, figuring out how to get along with people of different ages and experience. As a result, he said, “families are the model for all communications,” because of this reason it is the family where children first learn to forgive.