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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: AMERICA/ARGENTINA – Land, housing, work and encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” in times of pandemic: virtual meeting of popular movements

Buenos Aires – A little more than six months ago, Pope Francis wrote a letter to the popular movements around the world at a time “of so much anguish and difficulties” following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this text, Francis denounced that the most humble and defenseless workers “had been excluded from the benefits of globalization” but not from its damage: “the evils that afflict everyone hit you twice”. As a result, he encouraged them to continue their struggle for land, housing and work. The Pope stressed that it was time to achieve a universal salary for those who cannot work and “resist” the impact of this health, socio-environmental and economic crisis, to give dignity “with the noble and irreplaceable tasks that they exercise; capable of guaranteeing and applying this very human and Christian slogan: no worker without rights”. At the end of the letter, the Pope invited us to reflect with him “on the project of integral human development to which we aspire” for the post-crisis period.

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