Pope Francis says lift hearts, not cell phones

Pontiff says it saddens him when people take photos during Mass

(ANSA) - Vatican City, November 8 - Pope Francis at his general audience Wednesday reproached those who take photos with their cell phones during Mass.
    Referring to a phrase in the Mass when the priest says "lift up your hearts", the pontiff said, "He doesn't say 'lift up your cell phones to take a photo.
    "It saddens me when I'm celebrating Mass in the square and the basilica and I see so many cell phones lifted up," he said.
    "Please - Mass isn't a show," he said to the more than 13,000 people gathered for the general audience at which he began a new cycle of catechism teachings focusing on the Mass.
    "It's very important to get back to the essential".
   

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