Thanking the hired help

By  Catholic News Service
  • April 18, 2008

How many world leaders come and go at the United Nations headquarters in New York with nary a word to say to the staff? Almost all, I would daresay. But not Pope Benedict XVI. Before rushing off to his next even after his major address April 18 to the UN General Assembly, he dallied a while to talk to the hired help.

The staff were all gathered in the General Assembly hall to listen to His Holiness give them words of encouragement. They gave him a much more resounding round of applause than he received from the diplomats earlier.

If you'd like to see what words of encouragement Benedict had for the UN workers, click here .


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