“No more deaths at work” – CVBJ

12/25/2021 at 13:08 CET

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The Pope took advantage of the Rooster’s Mass to denounce the conditions of “slavery” of certain workers in the world and he called for more workplace fatalities.

“On the day of Life, we repeat: No more deaths at work! And let’s strive to achieve it “he apologized. The Pontiff made these considerations during the Mass of the Rooster, which advanced two hours like last year to avoid contagion due to the advance situation of the omicron variant.

God comes to fill with dignity the arduousness of the work. reminds us how important it is give dignity to man through work, but also give dignity to man’s work, because man is a lord and not a slave to work, ”he declared.

Francis started the first of the liturgical celebrations planned in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican for Christmas with around 1,500 posts for the faithful, distanced in banks, but without obligation to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.

Under normal conditions, St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican has a capacity of 20,000 people. Although reception capacity has been reduced, worshipers are not required to be vaccinated.

In addition to the Pope, the entire Papal Chapel participated in Mass, which adds to 120 concelebrating priests.

The Pontiff clarified that Jesus chose to be born surrounded by “working poor” and that, therefore, “he reveals himself above all to them” and not to “cultivated and important people”

In an almost empty St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope emphasized that God is present “in littleness”. And he added: “God does not ascend in greatness, but descends in littleness. Smallness is the path he chose to reach us, touch our hearts, save us, and redirect us to what is really important.

He thus invited the faithful to respond to the Christmas challenge which is that “God reveals himself, but men do not understand“.” He is making himself small in the eyes of the world and we continue to seek greatness according to the world, perhaps even in his name. God is coming down and we want to get on the pedestal. God goes in search of the shepherds, the invisible ones; we are looking for visibility, ”he concluded.

Maria D. Ervin