Francis: “Work is part of God’s loving plan.”

Marking the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis reflected on the many challenges in the world of work facing contemporary societies, expressing the hope that “public leaders” make “every effort to give new impetus to creating employment” and take “decisive steps against human trafficking which includes ‘slave labor’. Speaking to the over 70 thousand people who filled St. Peter’s Square for the general audience, he said: ” Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person. Work, to use an image, “anoints” us with dignity, fills us with dignity, makes us like God, who has worked and still works, who always acts (cf. Jn 5:17); it gives you the ability to maintain ourselves, our family, to contribu …

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