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​Just compensation for small farmers

· ​The Pontiff's video message for the Worldwide Prayer Network ·

“Thank you, small farmer. What you do is essential for the life of all”. Pope Francis thus begins his video message on the Pope Video website of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostolate of Prayer). Speaking in Spanish, the Pontiff spoke about his universal prayer intention for the month of April: small farmers. In the video, which has subtitles in six different languages, the Holy Father asks: “As a person, as a child of God, you deserve a decent life. But I wonder: how is your work compensated?”. He continues by highlighting that “the earth is a gift from God. It is not right to exploit it for the benefit of just a few, depriving the great majority of their rights and benefits”. As images of farmers toiling in fields, the Pope concludes: “Please consider adding your voice to mine in this prayer: that small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work”. 

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