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Archbishop Vigneron: Detroit archdiocese assisting unemployed, providing hope

August 12, 2009

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In an interview with the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press, Archbishop Allen Vigneron discussed the archdiocese’s efforts to assist the jobless in a state whose unemployment rate of 15.2% is highest in the nation.

The archdiocese has established forums where the unemployed can seek assistance as well as new work. “Even if it doesn’t immediately yield a job, it does provide people a forum in which they don’t feel they’re on their own,” he said.

“I very much find … a great sense of uncertainty about the future,” Archbishop Vigneron added. “The basic mission of the Church is to provide people with a sense of the meaning of life, and for us, that’s obviously within the context of the belief in Christ.”

 


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