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Accompany the unemployed with compassion, Pope asks Argentine bishops

August 02, 2016

Pope Francis has written a letter to the president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for the upcoming feast of St. Cajetan, venerated in Argentina as the patron of bread and work.

Recalling devotions to St. Cajetan in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis spoke of the “the anguish of men and women who want and seek work and not find it.”

Earning bread through one’s own work, he continued, “confers dignity,” and on the feast of St. Cajetan, bishops should accompany the unemployed with “love, closeness, and prayer.”


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