Papa Francisco

The Pope Francisco said this Thursday that in Argentina «you can’t live on subsidies“, But should be considered” temporary aid “. Through a video recorded from Rome, the Supreme Pontiff participated in the 57th edition of the IDEA Colloquium with a message where he fought for the need to promote work and targeted those who misinterpreted his messages about state aid.

«Some have made me say things that I do not support: that I propose an effortless life, or that I despise the culture of work«, Complained the highest figure of the Catholic Church on earth. Through a message recorded from the Vatican and lasting just over three minutes, Francis I insisted that during his papacy he repeatedly referred to “the noble vocation of the businessman who creatively seeks to produce wealth and diversify production , while making it possible to create jobs ».

“Because I will not tire of referring to the dignity of work. What gives dignity is work. He who does not have a job, feels that he is missing something, he lacks that dignity that work properly gives, that anoints with dignity, “he emphasized. Immediately afterwards, he expressed some discomfort with some sectors that misinterpreted his interventions on labor and social plans in Argentina.

“Imagine if that can be said of a descendant of Piedmontese, who did not come to our country with the desire to be supported but with an enormous desire to roll up their sleeves to build a future for their families. (…) It is curious, the migrants did not put the money in the bank, but in bricks and land. The house, the first thing. They looked forward to the family. Family investment ”, he recalled about his history.

After the clarification, he insisted again on the “dignity of work” and that, in this scenario, “it is clear that subsidies can only be a temporary help.” “You can not live on subsidies, because the great objective is to provide diversified sources of work that allow everyone to build the future with effort and ingenuity,” said Pope Francis on one of the issues of greatest debate on the electoral scene in Argentina.

“Along this path, I believe that dialogue between employers and workers is not only essential but also fruitful and promising,” concluded his speech at the IDEA Colloquium.

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