Know who’s not cool with you poking at your phone at the dinner table? Your friend who’s scowling while you Instagram your food, your mom/dad/significant other shouting at you to put your phone away… and Pope Francis. Maybe it’s because the current head of the Catholic Church is tech-friendly — he even has a Twitter account — that he knows how addictive gadgets can be. “A family that almost never eats together, or that never speaks at the table but looks at the television or the smartphone, is hardly a family,” he said during a sermon at St. Peter’s Square, according to the Catholic News Agency. “When children at the table are attached to the computer or the phone and don’t listen to each other, this is not a family, this is a pensioner.” So, there: if you’re the kind of person who hates Facebooking-while-eating, you’ve found a powerful new ally.
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