10 OCTOBER 2017 – Rights of workers and the unemployed

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.[1]

Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.[2]

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[1] Encyclical letter Laborem Exercens of the supreme pontiff John Paul II on the 90th anniversary of the Rerum Novarum.

[2] Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. October 2017.

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