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Catholic Bishop Slams Facebook

Sunday, 02 Aug 2009 08:57 PM

Facebook, Twitter, texts and e-mails are undermining communities, families and friendships, according to the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols said Sunday that these and other Web-based services have led young people to seek "transient" friendships, with quantity becoming more important than quality.

Nichols said a key factor in suicide among young people was the trauma caused when such loose relationships collapsed.

"Friendship is not a commodity," he told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

He added: "Friendship is something that is hard work and enduring when it's right".

Read the full story at BBC News.

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