Religion: Unemployment--Moral Evil?

When the Fives-Lille-Cail Co. near Lille, France, found its metal business falling short of expectations, it sent out immediate-dismissal notices to 527 employees. The men asked for time to find new jobs and went into an abortive sit-down strike, but the management was unmoved. Last week came helping hands from two Roman Catholic churchmen. Achille Cardinal Lienart, Bishop of Lille, and Emile Maurice Guerry, Archbishop of Cambrai, issued a joint statement about the responsibilities of managers toward the managed:

"The first duty of everyone is to become acutely conscious of the seriousness of the moral evil that unemployment constitutes for workers' homes....

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