[Hat-tip to Canon212: “FrancisTeachings: It’s a grave sin when you close facilities and fire people for your ‘economic schemes!’”]
[“Do what I say, not what I do”]
Austerity: Eight months late, the Holy See has published its balance sheet for 2015. It shows a deficit of 12.4 million Euros, half of what it was in 2014. Pope Francis reached this goal through austerity measures, manly on the back of the employees. The Vatican has adopted a hiring freeze and does not renew part-time contracts. – Gloria.TV News on the 15th of March 2017
By Philip Pullella | 3/15/17
(Reuters) Managers who close businesses, shut factories or restructure firms without fully considering the impact on workers and their families are committing a “very grave sin,” Pope Francis said.
Addressing tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square Wednesday (March 15) for his weekly audience, Francis strayed from his text after mentioning he was worried about how families might be affected by a labor dispute at TV network Sky Italia, making clear that he was concerned about the problem in many countries.
“Work gives us dignity. Those who are responsible for people, managers, are obliged to do everything so that every woman and every man can work and thus be able to walk with their heads held high, to look other people in the face with dignity,” the pope said.
“Those who, for economic schemes or in order to make deals that are not fully transparent, close factories, shut down enterprises and take work away from people, that person commits a very grave sin,” he said.
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