The Pope Francis Guide to Social Media Etiquette

Pope Francis at the Vatican on Jan. 22 Photograph by Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

“The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity,” Pope Francis said in a radio address this week. “This is something truly good, a gift from God.” It has been widely reported that the pope believes the Internet is a gift from God. I don’t think that’s what he’s getting at, though. God didn’t give us the Internet; God gave us the possibility of encounter and solidarity. Both require work.

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