Select Page

Pope warns nuns to use sobriety on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.

The document, titled Cor Orans, clarifies rules governing monastic life that were issued in 2016.

It says the guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection.

The document mentions “social communications” rather than specific apps, but Catholic newspaper the Tablet said that this referred to Facebook and Twitter among other services.

The document says that discretion should apply to “the quantity of the information and the type of communication”, in addition to the actual content of the media.

‘Time wasting’ warnings

An order of nuns in northern Spain made headlines last month after taking to social media to comment on a controversial case in Pamplona that saw a group of men accused of gang rape given what many regarded to be unduly lenient sentences. Read more

Read also: Sanctuary battle now pits states against their own cities and counties

Pope warns nuns to use sobriety on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.

Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.

Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.

Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.

Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.

Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”.