Gossiping condemned by Pope Francis 

A group of beauty professionals were told not to succumb to gossiping while working. 

Eliza Archer
Eliza Archer NewsMavens, Europe
Gossiping condemned by Pope Francis  - NewsMavens
Pope Francis in 2015. Wikicommons

Why this story matters:

When addressing a group of 230 pilgrims who worked in beauty professions, Pope Francis recommended that they "Practice your profession in a Christian style, treating customers with kindness and courtesy, offering them a good word and encouragement".

He then continued, telling the crowd to “avoid succumbing to the temptation of chatter which is easily associated with your field of work.”

Pope Francis previously compared gossip spread by the media to coprophilia. Coprophilia is defined as an “abnormal interest and pleasure in faeces and defecation”, suggesting that gossip is a “sin”.

Details from the story:

  • Hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians were among the crowd.
  • Pope Francis told the crowd of 230 to follow the patron Saint Martino de Porres.
  • Porres worked in a variety of professions, including hairdressing, amputations and bloodletting.

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