Cell Phones Bad for Soul, Warns Vatican

Technology may be bad for the soul
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2008 3:36 AM CST
A bishop speaks on a cell phone before the start of a mass by Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican now says cell phones may interfere with a spiritual life.   (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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(Newser) – The Vatican has warned that cell phones and the internet threaten the soul, reports the Daily Telegraph. “In the age of the cell phone and internet it is more difficult than before to protect silence and nourish the interior dimension of life,” said a spokesman for the Pope. If the "spiritual dimension of life" is not nourished, it "can become barren to the point of drying up and dying. This is a very grave threat."