Pope Francis just can't stop saying things that make modernists take to him.
Since his appointment as the Diocese of Rome last year, the 77-year-old Argentine has said and done a lot of cool stuff that a traditional Pope wouldn't, with the latest of them being his declaration that Internet is a 'gift from God.'
The progressive remarks that shed some positive light on World Wide Web were made in a statement issued on the Catholic Church's World Communications Day.
He said that the technological advancements and the emergence of digital media has boosted interfaith dialogues and also developed a sense of unity in the mankind.
"The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity," Francis said. "This is something truly good, a gift from God."
However, at the same time, he warned that despite the Internet's obvious virtues, its overuse could alienate people from the real world and strain personal relationships.
As mentioned above, this is not the first time that the incumbent Pope has surprised us by doing something his predecessors never did. Remember the time when he posed with a bunch of youngsters for a selfie?
Earlier this month, he donated his Harley-Davidson chopper to pay for the renovation of a soup kitchen.
Need more proof of his coolness? Check out his message to atheists:
Things like these are exactly what have made him such a media-darling.
And it is also exactly why the conservatives aren't too big on him.