Pope Francis asks young people to stop playing video games

During his recent visit to Poland, Pope Francis gave a speech to young people in order to invite them to leave the video game and get away from the screens to take a more active role in society.

Pope Francis Poland

“Dear young people, we didn’t come into this work to ‘vegetate’, to take it easy, to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. No, we came for another reason: to leave a mark,” Francisco said in front of a crowd that gathered in Brzegi, a village on the outskirts of Krakow.

The pope described consumerism and computers as a kind of modern escapism that separates people, and summoned his followers to become “politicians, thinkers, social activists” to help build a global economy, “inspired by solidarity”.

“”The times we live in do not call for young ‘couch potatoes’, but for young people with shoes, or better, boots laced” he said. “You want others to decide your future?” He asked, but did not get the rousing “No!” he was going for, Francisco reversed the question: “You want to fight for your future,” he said. “Yes!” shouted the audience.

Before the vigil, Pope Francisco has had other meetings and events. In the morning in a homily dedicated to religious men and women in the sanctuary of St. John Paul II in Krakow he has urged the churches to open their doors and be “open tender” with the weakest.

  • RatedViper55

    He can kiss my behind he is nobody an old man who says we didnt come to take it easy i find that hard to believe cause in my point of view all i see the huge amount of gold he collects daily and tells everyone else to help except himself. Who gave him the right to tell others what to do and he says we should stop playing video games and be more active as politicians and community. Politicians and communities with self interests are the problems plaguing this world. Nobody is gonna tell me to leave my video games its the only thomg that keeps me away from turning greedy and ugly like them

  • Orion Pax

    what a dumbass, a whole lot of good he does making speeches, you want to help them be a cop and take down corrupt politicians not be a faggot priest that fucks little boys lmao the church is mad that little boys are staying inside their houses playing video games instead of going to church so they can be molested

  • Jason Mounce

    After Matpat even had given him Undertale…. 🙁

  • john edge

    bwahaa 4 people you cant trrust in world right now number 1 i mean number 1.

    erdogan of turkey,2 pope francis,3 barrack obama,4 hilary clinton.
    last but not least 5 the cia and fbi period.

    we must fight isis,and behind closed doors they fund them lol
    yall think were that fucking stupid idiots.

    erdogan is trying revive ottoman empire which been dead since 1912 1912 if thats not suspicious and half declareing muslims to storm jersualem hmm i see something here.
    armaegeddon this is what isis want illuminati also.

    thing is goverment wont declare war they r behind this slow meanceing process mark my words by 2023 end of civilization we know it aka planet earth will be miracle if it recovers with amount bloodshed thats gonna be everywhere this is minor folks minor its only gonna darn worst

  • Daniele Andreuzzi

    I didn’t see the words “video games” in the pope’s quote…

  • MaxAnnoying

    Religion and its constant rely on fate and blind faith is also an escape from reality, and a way to transfer responsibility of your life to something/someone else than yourself. As muc as i think he could be right to some extend, hés probably the worst person to lecture people about that. Sorry Fransisco, not you, and not today 🙂

  • Orionsangel

    When your knowledge of modern video games is so limited. You really shouldn’t give an opinion on them. Most nongamers over 50 still think Video Games are the equivalent of Space Invaders and Pac Man. That they have no substance and we just play them to get a high score. As if Video Games haven’t evolved.

    Today most Video Games are no different than reading book, watching a movie or viewing a beautiful work of art. They can take you on a journey, inspire you, uplift you and most importantly get you through some rough times in your life.

    Religion is doing what it always does to the youth. They don’t like something other than their religion getting more attention. It’s distracting us from being brainwashed by their religion. It’s why bible pop music and bible games exist. They think that way they can lure the young into their religious cult.