Proclaiming the "Gospel of Work"


The Church's attention in recent years has been constantly directed on the social question, and in particular on that of work. We remember the encyclical Laborem Exercens published in 1981 by my well-loved predecessor John Paul II. This reaffirmed and updated the great intuitions developed by Leo XIII and Pius XI during Europe's industrialisation period. In a context of economic liberalism conditioned by market forces, of competition and competitiveness, these documents forcefully call on the need to evaluate the human dimension of work and to protect the dignity of the person - Pope Benedict XVI

Proclaiming the "Gospel of Work"