There are things going down in the Vatican we can finally appreciate: Pope Francis has deemed inequality in the workplace a “pure scandal.” By prompting Christians to be “more demanding” for “radical equality” through “supporting the right of equal pay for equal work,” the Pope believes there will be an increase in the amount of successful marriages in a “society (that) is confront with fewer” ones. He also believes that Christians will be able to successfully witness more people to their Christian faith if those practicing actually support important things (i.e. bridging the gap.)
This isn’t the first time a Pope has spoken about equal rights. In 1995 Pope John Paul II wrote a “letter to women” where he addressed the “urgent need to achieve real equality in every area: equal pay for equal work, protection for working mothers, fairness in career advancements,” and “equality of spouses with regard to family rights.”
No matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs are, we’re betting you can get behind the vibes these holy men are throwing out–and we can, too.
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