View From Rome
View From Rome > View from Rome

01 June 2017 | by Christopher Lamb

View from Rome

 

After a papal Mass in Casa Santa Marta almost a year ago, a distressed businessman approached Pope Francis. Tears were in his eyes. “I have to make a declaration of bankruptcy,” he explained to the Pope. “It would mean firing 60 workers, and I do not want to, because I feel like I’m firing myself.” 

Francis told this story last Saturday during a discussion at a steel factory in Genoa, in the north west of Italy, as an example of a “good” business owner. The man who approached him had “fought and prayed” for his workers, the Pope said; he saw them as his family and was only laying them off as a last resort. 





Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £19.99 quarterly
3 options available
Subscribe




Share this story

Article List


Post a Comment

You can post as a subscriber user...


User Comments (0)

Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top