Digital world needs to be humanized, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Participants in the "Digital Witnesses: Faces and Languages in the Multi-media Age" congress, hosted by the Italian bishop's conference, heard Pope Benedict XVI speak April 27 on the need to ensure digital technologies lead to an encounter with the whole person.

"The time in which we are living is seeing an enormous expansion of the frontiers of communication," noted the pope. The Holy Father added that "the Internet is by nature open, tendentiously egalitarian and pluralist, but at the same time it also represents a new gulf."

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