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Pope Francis greets people during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 12, 2022.
Pope Francis
“It is good to think about the fact that Jesus himself worked and had learned this craft from St. Joseph,” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday audience. “Today, we should ask ourselves what we can do to recover the value of work.”
Maryann Arceo, a volunteer at St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room in Menlo Park, Calif., listens to a man as he receives a box of free groceries at St. Anthony's Catholic Church Nov. 18, 2021. The program provides about 300 meals every day, except Sunday, as well as groceries to anyone in need. (CNS photo/David Maung)
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