The Pope really is not a fan of adjectives.
Hes so fed up with them, he said I am allergic to those words in a speech yesterday.
But Pope Francis is much more keen on nouns and thinks theyre massively underrated.
Speaking to the Vaticans communications team, he said: We have fallen into the culture of adjectives and adverbs, and we have forgotten the strength of nouns.
One adjective that really grinds his gears is the word authentic.
He said: Why say authentically Christian? It is Christian! The mere fact of the noun Christian, I am Christ is strong: it is an adjective noun, yes, but it is a noun.
The communicator must make people understand the weight of the reality of nouns that reflect the reality of people.
It was the first time Pope Francis met the Dicastery for Communications since he founded it in 2015.
He set it up because he thought the way the Catholic Church communicated in the age of digital media needed rethinking.
Addressing the team, he said: I have a speech to read, its not that long, its seven pages … but Im sure that after the first one the majority of you will fall asleep.
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