Francis on workers' rights: 'God will hold accountable slavers of our day'

February 17, 2016 8:37 PM

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Pope Francis has again lambasted treatment of workers in the global market system, bluntly declaring to day laborers and their employers in a meeting here Wednesday that "God will hold accountable the slavers of our day."

The pontiff has also sharply defended Catholic social teaching against those who say following its precepts would cost businesses too much money, calling it a "prophetic voice to protect us all from being lost in the seductive sea of ambition."

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