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Pope laments plight of unemployed steel workers

April 25, 2014

Following his April 23 general audience, Pope Francis expressed concern for the plight of unemployed Italian steelworkers following the closing of a large plant.

“When human hopes are extinguished, the divine hope that never disappoints always remains alive,” he said as he called upon civic leaders to “reignite hope in the hearts of our brothers and sisters and in the hearts of all those who have been left jobless as a result of waste and the economic crisis. Please, open your eyes and don’t stand there with your arms crossed.”


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