Friday 30 September 2016

Family advice from Pope Francis: ‘Put your phones away and eat together’

Published 12/11/2015 | 12:59

Pope Francis advises that families should eat together and put away their smart phones
Pope Francis advises that families should eat together and put away their smart phones

Parents should ban smart phones from the dinner table, according to Pope Francis who believes gadgets are isolating family members from one another.

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To improve family life, Pope Francis revealed that people should make an effort to eat meals together without the interference of technology.

The Pope revealed that he believes children and parents around the world are addicted to their gadgets.

“A family that almost never eats together or does not talk at the table but instead watches the television, or smart phones, is not a close family,” he said during his weekly event in St. Peter’s Square.

“When children at the table are attached to the computer or the phone and don’t listen to each other, this is not a family,” Pope Francis said.

“In the family, if something is wrong, or if there’s some hidden wound, at the table you see it right away... Sharing our meal and the experiences of our day, is a fundamental image of togetherness and solidarity,” he said.

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