Interruption kills dialogue, says Pope Francis

Interruption kills dialogue, says Pope Francis

Vatican City: Interrupting others in their dialogue to forcefully immerse our opinion without fully listening ends in broken relationships. Pope Francis said on Saturday to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

“We don’t dialogue when we don’t listen well or when we tend to interrupt the other in order to prove that we are right,” the Pope said. Sometimes we would stop someone by saying, “it’s not like this!” We then add our opinion to it. The Holy Father pointed that “a very important aspect of mercy, which is precisely dialogue.”

Pope Francis pointed out that “true dialogue needs moments of silence in order to welcome the extraordinary gift of the presence of God in our brother”. Finally, Pope Francis advised the thousands to respect the one conversing with you by through dialogue. It would help to spread God’s mercy too.