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Pope Warns Companies: “It Is a Very Grave Sin to Dismiss Employees Through Unclear Economic Maneuvers”

At the End of the General Audience, Francis Greeted Employees of Sky Italia, Some of Whom Are Being Laid Off or Transferred

“Those, who to perform economic maneuvers, to conduct negotiations that are not entirely clear, close down factories, shut down businesses and take work away from people, commit a very grave sin,” said Pope Francis, at the end of the General Audience today, March 15, 2017.

He used these strong words on the subject of work, while addressing “a special thought to workers of “Sky Italia,” hoping that “their employment situation may find a rapid solution, respecting the rights of all, especially families.”

The television company announced a reorganization that could foresee the reducing or transferring of many Rome employees to other work premises. “Work gives us dignity, and leaders of the people and governors have the duty to do everything to ensure that every man and woman may work and be able to hold their head high, to look others in the eye with dignity,” said Francis.

And then, he concluded: “Those, who to perform economic maneuvers, to conduct negotiations that are not entirely clear, close down factories, shut down businesses and take work away from people, commit a very grave sin.”

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