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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pope Francis: Work-life balance

Francis at the Western Wall    (Photo by Matanya)
Pope Francis recently spoke out against the growing trend to “consider the family as an obstacle, a weight, a liability, for the productivity of work.”

He emphasized that “children and the elderly” are particularly vulnerable to exclusivity of this kind.

When “work is sacred,” it reaps benefits for all concerned.  The pontiff stressed:  Work gives dignity to a family.

The Pope is therefore calling for “a more human approach to the world of work.”  He called upon employers and managers to exercise “social responsibility” when making job-related decisions.

Ending on an upbeat note, Francis praised those government leaders who aim “for everyone to have a job.”  He explained that unemployment causes “serious social damage.”


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