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Pope: Internet Is ‘Gift From God’

Careerist clergy. The super rich. And now we can add another pelt to Pope Francis' collection: Internet trolls. In statement released on Thursday, the Pope said the Internet and social media are making people across the world “increasingly interdependent.” “The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity,” Francis said. “This is something truly good, a gift from God.” At the same time, though, all those tweets and texts and comment streams can cause people to “lose our bearings,” said the 77-year-old pontiff/CNN. More here.

Question: Do you consider the Internet to be a “Gift from God”?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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