Town facing layoffs thanks pope for addressing workers

P(see related) (ANSA) – Piombino, April 23 – The mayor of a Tuscan town facing mass layoffs thanked Pope Francis for his words to workers there on Wednesday.BR”I hope they inspire those tasked with finding a solution,” said Piombino Mayor Gianni Anselmi, whose town is bracing for blast furnace closures at the Lucchini steel plant, prompting 2,000 layoffs.BR”(The pope’s words) show a sensibility that we never doubted”. At a general audience in St Peter’s Square earlier Wednesday, Francis said that “every effort” and “generosity” must be applied to help those who have lost their jobs. “Do not stand with folded hands,” the pope said in response to a video message for help from the steelworkers of the Tuscan seaside town, calling for “every effort of creativity and generosity” in the case. “Be assured of my closeness and my prayers. Do not be discouraged, the pope is close to you and prays for you”.BR
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