Photo Story: Pope Francis meets Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb

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Pope Francis (R) receives a gift from Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb during a private audience, Vatican, 15 November 2019.

Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children from accessing pornography online.

Pope Francis meets Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb

Francis told a Vatican conference of religious leaders and high-tech representatives that it’s no longer acceptable to merely follow the law in monitoring online content, because technology is fast outpacing regulation.

He said tech and computer software companies should assume a moral responsibility to protect young people from what he said were the ruinous effects of pornography on their emotional and sexual development.

 

 

Photo: EPA-EFE/ALBERTO PIZZOLI

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