Pope Francis Prays For Work For All Workers
Pope Francis prayed for the preservation of work for all workers, according to the Internet portal of the Vatican.
The Pontiff's morning mass was broadcast live. The Pope noted that in addition to the world workers' day, May 1 is the feast of Saint Joseph the worker and called during the prayer not to forget about justice in the world of work.
"Let's pray for all working people. So that everyone has a job, so that everyone is paid fairly and so that everyone can have the dignity of work and the pleasure of rest," the Pope said during a service at the House of Saint Martha.
As the UN reported at the end of April, in the second quarter of 2020, 195 million people around the world will lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Small and medium-sized enterprises, farmers, self-employed citizens, refugees, and migrants will suffer the most.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world.