The Holy See has again reiterated its concern about the high rate of youth unemployment in Italy and in the rest of the world. On this occasion, by publishing a letter, of Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

According to the cardinal himself, “the situation of young people has become especially complicated, among other things because of the prolonged economic crisis.” In the case of Italy the youth unemployment rate reached 42.6%. In this sense, Parolin has conveyed its concern stating that “lack of work creates great uncertainty and represents a real burden for the legitimate aspirations both in professional and family”.

These statements are in line marked by Holy See represent confirmation that youth employment is a priority. This is the umpteenth time since Vatican put the focus on this issue. A few months ago, the Pope Francis stated in the European parliament transcendence of youth employment to exit the crisis. It was not the first time I did, because in 2014 in an informal chat with reporters also defended youth employment as a means to overcome the crisis.