Papal Support for Labor

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Photo Credit: UN Photo/ARA
Pope Francis’s recent statements on income inequality and labor have been characterized by some as beyond the norm.  However, the history of Popes that have seen organized labor as consistent with economic justice and human dignity dates back to the middle of the last century, or more accurately the early years of the United Nations and its International Labor Organization. This UN archive photo features Pope Paul VI addressing the International Labor Conference on June 10, 1969, (also the 50th Anniversary of the ILO.)
 
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