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PORTILLO RIOS, Rixio Gerardo. Digital language in the magisterium of Pope Francisco. RCUISRAEL [online]. 2020, vol.7, n.1, pp.113-136.  Epub Apr 13, 2020. ISSN 2631-2786.

Language is a fundamental aspect of communication, which evolves and adapts to the changes of human thought. The church also employs language to deliver its message, hence the way it commu- nicates with its followers determines its effectiveness. Pope Francis is the first Latin American Pope in history and his election in 2013 meant a unprecedented fact that changed multiple paradigms in the pontificate. Therefore, its necessary to describe the use of digital language in Pope Francis’ teaching.

This is carried out through a study of content analysis under a documentary methodology. The result unveils new expressions used by the pontiff according to the recipients of the message, the symbolic structure of the terms used and their meanings.

Keywords : Pope Francis; Catholic Church; Digital Language; Social Networks; Internet.

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