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Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: For Small Businesses

Everyone knows that the crisis, which we have not left behind us yet, has very serious socio-economic consequences. Not only for large companies, but above all for small and medium-sized businesses, craftsmen, “stores, workshops, cleaning businesses, transportation businesses, and so many others.” Their sacrifice to find a way out of this crisis, to save their business and their employees, has been huge. “With courage, with effort, with sacrifice, they invest in life creating wellbeing, opportunities, and work.” Pope Francis has chosen to thank them for their work in his prayer intention for the month of August. Let us join his expression of gratitude by sharing this video.

“As a consequence of the pandemic and the wars, the world is facing a grave socio-economic crisis. We still don’t realize it!

And among those most affected are small and medium-sized businesses. Stores, workshops, cleaning businesses, transportation businesses, and so many others.

The ones that don’t appear on the lists of the richest and most powerful, and despite the difficulties, they create jobs, fulfilling their social responsibility.

The ones that invest in the common good instead of hiding their money in tax havens. They all dedicate an immense creative capacity to changing things from the bottom up, from where the best creativity always comes.

With courage, with effort, with sacrifice, they invest in life creating wellbeing, opportunities, and work.

Let us pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.”

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