Pope Francis cuts salaries of cardinals and Vatican clerics to save jobs of regular employees amid pandemic

Pope Francis cuts salaries of cardinals and Vatican clerics to save jobs of regular employees amid pandemic
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Pope Francis has ordered salary cuts at the Vatican to save ordinary employees’ jobs amid the economic fallout of the pandemic, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Cardinals have been told to take a 10% salary cut, while other clerics will also see their pay reduced. Lower-paid lay employees will not be affected by the cuts, a Vatican spokesperson said.

Francis issued the decree on Wednesday, which will see salary reductions come into force from 1 April, the Vatican said.

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