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Pope's confession: I don't know how to work a computer

February 06, 2015 09:23 IST

A child takes a selfie with Pope Francis. The 78-year-old is quite popular with children. Photograph: Reuters

In a rather endearing confession, Pope Francis told a 16-year-old girl that he doesn’t have a clue about how to work a computer.

The 78-year-old Pontiff made the confession during a Google Hangout with disabled kids from around the world

The seven young people who participated in the hangout session with Pope Francis hail from all corners of the world, including Spain, India, Brazil and the United States.

Among the four participants from Spain were Isabel, 13, who is blind; Bautista, 12, who has autism; and 17-year-old Alicia and Elvira, who both have Down syndrome.

Other participants included 13-year-old Manosh from India, who is deaf; Pedro from Brazil, who has a congenital malformation; and Isaiah from the United States, who has a type of growth disorder which affects his motor skills.

When asked by Alicia if he liked to take pictures and download them onto the computer, Pope Francis responded with a jest, saying “To tell you the truth, I’m like a dummy with the machine. I don't know how to work the computer. How embarrassing, eh?”