Vatican, Apr 25: Appealing for exercising caution while using internet, Pope Benedict XVI said on Saturday, Apr 24 said that the Internet and the ongoing process of media convergence carry a risk of conformity of thought and control.
The Pope said that the Internet, which is egalitarian and is way to stay connected and informed, is not free from risks.
The Benedict said that the digital divide aggravates the existing gap between the rich and the poor nations.
"The dangers of conformity, of control, of moral and intellectual relativism, which can already be recognised in the decline of critical spirit," the Pope said, while addressing a meeting on digital technologies and new media promoted by the Italian Bishops' Conference.
He stressed upon the media's role in promoting the dignity of people and urged the media to commit themselves to the service of the truth.