Pope Francis has urged barbers and hairdressers to avoid tittle-tattle with their customers as they go about their jobs.
The pontiff warned Christian barbers and stylists that the temptation of gossips easily creeps into work environment. He made the remarks while advising visiting hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians at the Vatican. He said, “practise your profession in a Christian style.”
The 82-year-old warned that “temptation of chatter easily creeps into your work environment.” While cutting their customers’ hair they should be “treating them with kindness and courtesy, and always offering them a good word and encouragement.”
“Each of you, in your professional work, can always act with righteousness, thus making a positive contribution to the common good of society,” the pope said.
Pope Francis said that cosmetologists should be guided by their patron saint, Martino de Porres, a 16th-century barber-surgeon from Peru.