Pope Francis comments on a German company in Italy that has announced plans to lay off 20% of its employees:
“Once again, I make a heartfelt appeal, that a logic of profit does not prevail, but one of solidarity and justice,” he continued. “At the center of every question, even those dealing with work, we should put the human person and his dignity.”
Go here to read the rest. With respect, PopeWatch wonders if the Pope truly understands that a business must earn a profit before it can employ anyone. Solidarity and Justice do not meet payrolls at the end of a week, but profit does. A successful business can, and should, do a lot to reward its workers for good service, but without profit none of that is possible.