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On Monday, Pope Francis warned an audience of hairdressers, hairdressers and beauticians about gossip.

"Practice your profession in a Christian style, treat customers with kindness and courtesy, and offer them a good word and encouragement." He said.

"And avoid succumbing to the temptation of chatter that is easily associated with your workspace," he added.

During the meeting in the Vatican, he advised the group of 230 pilgrims to follow their patron Saint Martino de Porres (1579-1639), in 1966 by his predecessor Paul VI. canonized.

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The barber-surgeon was canonized for his supposed miracles of levitation, being in two places at once, operating with immediate and immediate cures Animals to communicate. Porres is also the patron saint of people of different races.

Similar to Porres, whose job involved haircuts, amputations and bloodshed, "any one of you can always act sincerely in your professional activity and make a positive contribution to the common good of society," said Francis.

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5, the Pontifex opened a Vatican hair salon for the homeless of Rome. It is open on Mondays when other hairdressers are closed, and is staffed by volunteers.

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