Pope Francis Reveals He Doesn’t Know How to Use a Computer

It didn't stop the pontiff from hosting a Google+ hangout.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
February 5, 2015, 11:34 AM

— -- Pope Francis had a technology confession to make today when he hosted his second-ever Google+ hangout.

The 78-year-old pontiff said he doesn't know how to work a computer.

When Alicia, a 15-year-old student from Spain, asked Pope Francis if he enjoyed taking photos with his computer, the pontiff confessed that he doesn't indulge in any computer photography.

"Do you want me to tell you the truth?" he said. "I'm a disaster with machines. I don't know how to work a computer. What a shame!"

A lack of technological expertise hasn't stopped Francis from becoming the most high-tech pope ever. The Google+ hangout -- which put the pope in front of a webcam and allowed him to answer questions from children around the world -- was his second time hosting such an event.

The pope also tweets and has been happy to indulge quite a few visitors to the Vatican on selfie requests.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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