Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

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June 8, 2015

Pope Francis carries his crosier held together with a splint and tape as he arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, June 6. The pope made a one-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina to encourage the minority Catholic community in the faith and to foster dialogue and peace in a nation still largely divided along ethnic lines. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-BOSNIA June 6, 2015.

Pope Francis carries his crosier held together with a splint and tape as he arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, June 6. The pope made a one-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina to encourage the minority Catholic community in the faith and to foster dialogue and peace in a nation still largely divided along ethnic lines. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS) — Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify — not enslave.

“Back in my day — the Stone Age — when a book was good, you read it; when the book was bad for you, you chucked it,” he told hundreds of youth in Sarajevo June 6.

The pope ended his one-day visit to the capital of this Balkan nation meeting with young people of different religions and ethnicities who volunteer together with the archdiocesan St. John Paul II Center. He set aside his prepared text and told the young people he would rather take some questions.

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