Pope tells people to stop using useless, silly adjectives

Pope Francis celebrates the Holy Eucharist on September 21, 2019 during a visit to the cathedral of Albano Laziale, southeast of Rome. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis wants you to embrace the power of nouns instead (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

The Pope really is not a fan of adjectives.

Hes so fed up with them, he said I am allergic to those words in a speech yesterday.

But Pope Francis is much more keen on nouns and thinks theyre massively underrated.

Speaking to the Vaticans communications team, he said: We have fallen into the culture of adjectives and adverbs, and we have forgotten the strength of nouns.

One adjective that really grinds his gears is the word authentic.

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He made the call as he encouraged his communications team to stay up to date with digital technology

He said: Why say authentically Christian? It is Christian! The mere fact of the noun Christian, I am Christ is strong: it is an adjective noun, yes, but it is a noun.

The communicator must make people understand the weight of the reality of nouns that reflect the reality of people.



It was the first time Pope Francis met the Dicastery for Communications since he founded it in 2015.

He set it up because he thought the way the Catholic Church communicated in the age of digital media needed rethinking.

Pope Francis looks on during an audience with participants to a symposium organized by Somos Community Care, on September 20, 2019 at Paul-VI hall in the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

The head of the Catholic Church has a particular issue with the word authentic (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Addressing the team, he said: I have a speech to read, its not that long, its seven pages … but Im sure that after the first one the majority of you will fall asleep.

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