Pope Francis urges Catholics to disconnect from cellphones for Lent

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Pope Francis delivered a Lent address on Feb. 26 in Vatican City.

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Pope Francis has some suggestions on how to observe Lent this year: disconnect from cell phones and japanese xxx lay off saying mean things online. 

The Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26 marked the start of Lent, a 40-day period when many religious observers choose to give up certain foods or luxuries. Pope Francis addressed a crowd in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to deliver a message for the occasion.

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The Vatican News covered the Pope’s remarks, xxnn which included references to “too much verbal violence” and “offensive and harmful words” amplified by the internet. “Lent is a time to disconnect from cellphones and connect to the Gospel,” the pope said.

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Pope Francis has addressed technology in the past, including warning about the spreading of misinformation online and pressing tech companies to battle child pornography online.

The pontiff’s latest remarks suggest a modern twist on more common Lent sacrifices. It doesn’t just have to be about giving up coffee or alcohol.