Pope Francis: Lift up your hearts, not your cellphones during worship

Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to put down their cellphones during worship, which, he said, should be a time for prayer and not for taking photos. That means priests and bishops, too, he said. “It makes me very sad when I celebrate Mass here in the Square or in the Basilica and I see many cellphones raised,” the pope said, according to a translation by Vatican Radio. “And it’s not only the faithful, but also many priests and bishops.” “Please!” the pope implored. “Mass is not a show!” The Catholic News Agency, on Twitter, said: “The pope had something to get off his chest during his general audience today; he is tired of seeing so many phones out during Mass.”  Original article at: http://wapo.st/2hgOVtG