Pope Francis tells hairdressers to quit gossiping

“Practice your profession in a Christian style, treating customers with kindness and courtesy, offering them a good word and encouragement,” Francis said, according to AFP.

“And avoid succumbing to the temptation of chatter which is easily associated with your field of work.”

The pontiff told the crowd of pilgrims they should follow in the footsteps of their patron saint, Martino de Porres, a 17th century barber/surgeon whose job covered haircuts, amputations and bloodletting.

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