Pope warns against being ‘too attached to the computer’

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has decried the “filth” of online pornography and warned people against wasting time on their computers.

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  • Betty Clermont

    The pope dismissed his nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, for sexually assaulting poor boys via private letter in Aug. 2013. Wesolowski fled. He was arrested in Rome in Sept. 2014 with “more than 100,000 computer files of pornography. Some were downloaded from the internet and others the victims themselves were forced to take. The prelate stored part of this chamber of horrors on his own laptop. The material, which is classified by type, shows dozens of young girls engaged in sexual activities but the preference is for males. Images show youngsters aged between 13 and 17 being humiliated for the camera, filmed naked and forced to have sexual relations with each other or with adults. … Wesolowski is suspected of belonging to an international network that extends well beyond what has emerged so far.” (Il Corriere della Serra)
    The Vatican discovered two cases of possession of child pornography within its own walls in 2014. Was Wesolowski allowed to keep his…

  • Dave

    Well, I hope he tweeted out his advice.

  • The Pope is rignt. The internet is filled with imagery of every form of homocide, patricide, matricide, suicide, and regicide. It contains depictments of bestiality, incest, polygamy, group sex, and rape. We should shy away from anything so unwholesome.

    Wait…. all those things are in the Bible too. NM