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Pope Francis Celebrates Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker

‘Let us pray especially for those that don’t have work.’

Pope Francis noted that May 1 is the Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker and called for prayers for those who are without work. His remarks came during his General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, where he addressed the crowd of pilgrims from around the world.

“Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker,” the Holy Father said. “May the figure of the humble worker of Nazareth always guide us to Christ; support the sacrifice of those that do good and intercede for those that have lost work or are unable to find it. Let us pray especially for those that don’t have work, which is a global tragedy of these times.”

The Holy Father also offered “a particular thought goes to young people, the elderly, the sick and newlyweds.”

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