(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday again appealed that the “logic of profit” not prevail over solidarity and justice.
Speaking to Italian pilgrims at the end of his General Audience, the Holy Father directly a group of workers from the province of Vibo Valentia, in the southern Italian region of Calabria, has been particularly affected by Italy’s economic crisis.
“I express my concern and closeness to your persistent problems,” Pope Francis said.
“I make a heartfelt appeal that the logic of profit may not prevail over that of solidarity and justice,” he said.
“At the centre of every issue, especially in relation to work, there must always be the human person and his or her dignity,” continued Pope Francis. “And the ability to have work is a question of justice, and it is an injustice not to have work.”
The Holy Father said “being unable to bring bread to the table means losing one's dignity,” adding that “this is the crisis of our time, especially for the young who, without work, have no prospects for the future and may become easy prey to criminal organisations”.
Pope Francis concluded by asking people to “fight” for the justice of work.
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