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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pope Decries 'Scandal' of Lower Salaries for Women

Pope Francis on Wednesday made an impassioned plea for an end to the salary gap between men and women, calling it "a scandal" that Christians should decisively reject.

"Why is it taken for granted that women must earn less than men? No! They have the same rights. The discrepancy is a pure scandal," he told tens of thousands of people at his general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Raising his voice for emphasis as he made some of his most forceful remarks on the subject to date, he said Christians should "decisively support the right to equal pay for equal work".

Women in the European Union were paid 16.4 percent less than men on average in 2013, according to statistics agency Eurostat, and United States Census Bureau data indicate women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, based on annual median salaries.



Anonymous said...

But still no women priests. And I always notice that the priests drive Buicks, while the nuns are in Chevrolets.
There's a disconnect here, Your Eminence.

Anonymous said...

They do have the same rights, but don't have the same skill set and efficiency of men in their respected careers.

Anonymous said...

The next thing you know they'll want to vote.