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Pope Benedict XVI

In Christmas mass address Pope Benedict XVI says technology is making us “too busy and full of ourselves”


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

December 27, 2012 | 1 min read

According to Pope Benedict XVI, technology and instant communications are leaving people with “no room” for the important things in life.

Despite joining Twitter himself last month, acquiring more that two million followers, he said in his Christmas mass address that people were like innkeepers in Bethlehem who had no space for Mary and Joseph meaning Jesus was born in a stable.

He said: “Do we really have room for God when he seeks to enter under our roof? Do we have time and space for him?

“The faster we can move, the more efficient our time-saving appliances become, the less time we have. And God? The question of God never seems urgent."

He added: “we are so ‘full’ of ourselves that there is no room l

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