Pope Francis is a man capable of many things: Inspiring people worldwide, reforming the Catholic Church, interacting with the “least of these” on a regular basis, breaking all the former papacy “rules” – but he’s at a loss when it comes to using a computer. He is currently 78-years-old, so that’s not completely surprising. (Nothing against those older in years!) He’s also incredibly busy doing everything else required of the Pope. He does tweet, though, or at least has someone available to tweet for him.
Pope Francis made his computer admission via a Google Hangout he participated in with disabled children from the world. The Hangout was part of the Scholas Initiative which is all about getting the younger generation to participate in sports, art, and technology together. During the Hangout, many of the kids showed the Pope how they make use of their technology.
One person asked him if he liked to use his computer to take pictures. Here’s how he replied to her question: “Do you want me to tell you the truth? I’m a disaster with machines. I don’t know how to work a computer. What a shame!” (This probably means that someone does send out tweets on his behalf to his 5.5 million followers).
Hey, he’s the Pope – we can’t fault him for not really knowing how to use a computer; he’s got much more important things to do with his time.
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SOURCE: Yahoo Tech