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Archbishop Vigneron: Detroit archdiocese assisting unemployed, providing hope

August 12, 2009

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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