Pope calls for universal basic income, shorter working day

Ind Catholic News

In a video message to the Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements on Saturday, Pope Francis called for a universal basic income, education, and healthcare, a shorter working day, and praised the protest movement that followed the murder of George Floyd. He urged participants to dream and work together through solidarity and subsidiarity in order to build a better society and emerge better from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pope began: “Dear Social Poets … I like to call you this: Social Poets because you have the ability and the courage to create hope where there appears to be only waste and exclusion. Poetry means creativity, and you create hope.”

“With your hands, you know how to forge the dignity of each person, of families and of society as a whole, with land, shelter, work, care, and community,” the Pope said.

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