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Excessive salary disparity makes society sick - pope

Francis has audience with Confindustria assembly participants

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 12 - Pope Francis said Monday that excessive income inequality created problems at the core of society in an audience with entrepreneurs taking part in the assembly of Italian industrial association Confindustria.
    "If the gap between the highest and lowest salaries becomes too wide, the business community becomes sick, and soon the society becomes sick," the Argentine pontiff said.
    Francis called on business leaders to give jobs to young people.
    "Young people need your faith and you need young people because businesses without young people lose innovation,. energy, enthusiasm".
    He also asked the business community to make efforts to ensure women do not lose their jobs when they get pregnant. (ANSA).


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