CCBI releases the Indian edition of Towards Full Presence -- A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media.
The President of the CCBI and Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão, has urged us to use the social media responsibly and avoid becoming social hermits. Cardinal Ferrão was releasing the Indian edition of the book Towards Full Presence -- A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media at a brief but significant function held at the Archbishop’s House in Panjim, Goa, on June 23, 2023.
“Social media offer a chance to encourage interaction with others, but they can also make us feel more alone. While using the social media, some people may develop the perilous tendency to isolate themselves from society by becoming ‘social hermits,’ which is a dangerous phenomenon,” said the Cardinal.
Rev. Dr Stephen Alathara, Deputy Secretary General, CCBI; Rev. Fr. Duming Gonsalves, Executive Secretary, Commission for Catechetics; Rev. Fr. Barry Cardozo, Director of Goa Archdiocesan Centre for Social Communications; Mr. Menino Menezes and Ms. Hazel Rodrigues were also present at the releasing ceremony.