Pope Francis decries modern "culture of insults" on social media

Warning of the dangers of the online echo chamber, the head of the Roman Catholic Church highlighted the temptation to cling to “our little group, to the things and people we like”, cautioning that it was only a “small step from a nest to a sect, even within the church”.

Pope Francis also said the Catholic Church risked becoming a mere organisation with propaganda as its mission instead of a drive to foster joy and harmony.