Vatican City, Oct 8, 2017 / 05:50 am
Having dignified work is a topic Pope Francis has continuously returned to since his election, and it surfaced again in his latest prayer video, which urges viewers to spend October praying that employees have just working conditions, and for the unemployed.
The video, published Oct. 3, opens showing a young woman in an office searching through files and, when she can't find the one she is looking for, an older colleague comes over and helps her.
As the scene plays out, Francis speaks in his native Spanish, saying "we should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and help to ensure authentic progress by man and society."
The video depicts various scenes of people working in inhumane conditions, before switching to show an unemployed man walking around the city handing out resumes. As he stands on the corner, a pizza delivery man he bumps into sees the folder of resumes and writes down the phone number of his company.