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Use social media to 'spread love'

  • Albertus V. Rehi and Silvester Sega, Kupang
  • Indonesia
  • July 20, 2011
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Archbishop Petrus Turang of Kupang is urging Catholics to make more use of social media to spread the values of love and truth.

By doing this mankind can promote human dignity, the chairman of the bishops’ Commission for Social Communication told a national conference of diocesan social communication commissions being held July 17-22 in Kupang, capital of East Nusa Tenggara province.

He suggested Catholics use the rapid growth of this form of communication to create better understanding and a sense of brotherhood among human beings.

According to the archbishop, social media is important in overcoming differences and resolving conflicts.

“Gaudere cum gaudentibus flere cum flentibus. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep,” he told the gathering.
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