The words of Pope Francis, the first of may: the importance of the dignity of work
Today the first of may, from flavor definitely different for everyone: for many italians, who still have a job but are still at home, and for many, work is no longer there. For others there is a big question mark on the future. In this day so particular come, the words of Pope Francis, who on the first of may has a thought for the workers, but not only.
Francis presided over the Mass at Casa Santa Marta on the day in which the Church remembers St. Joseph the worker. Present in the chapel dedicated to the Holy Spirit, a statue of St. Joseph the worker brought to the occasion by the Acli, the christian Associations of Workers in italy.
The words of the Pope as ever launched a strong message: “Today is the feast of St. Joseph the worker, the workers ' Day, we pray for all the workers. For all of you. Because no person finds a job, and that all should be justly paid and be able to enjoy the dignity of work and of the beauty of the rest.“
The importance of the respect for the dignity of persons: “Every injustice is a person who works for, it is contempt for human dignity, the dignity of the one doing the injustice: it lowers the level and you end up in that tension of the dictator-slave. Instead, the vocation which God gives us is so beautiful: create, re-create, to work. But this can be done when the conditions are right, and respects the dignity of the person.“
And again: “Today, we join the many men and women, believers and non-believers, who commemorate today the Day of the Worker, may Day, for those who are struggling to get a justice in the workplace, those – entrepreneurs as good – that carry on the work with justice, even if they lose. “
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