Pope: Con­sult Bi­ble as of­ten as phones

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Pope Francis has called on the faith­ful to con­sult the Bi­ble with the same fre­quency as they might con­sult their cell­phones for mes­sages. Francis urged a packed St. Peter’s Square fol­low­ing his weekly An­gelus bless­ing Sun­day to give the Bi­ble the same place in daily life as cell­phones, ask­ing: “What would hap­pen if we turned back when we for­get it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the mes­sage of God con­tained in the Bi­ble the way we read mes­sages on our cell­phones.” The mes­sage was a twist on Francis’ fre­quent use of so­cial me­dia to reach the faith­ful, in­clud­ing reg­u­lar mes­sages on Twit­ter.

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