Youth joblessness a ‘grave’ problem, says Pope

, 11:57 PM IST

Vatican City: Pope Francis took to Twitter on Monday to lament the high level of youth unemployment, calling it a “grave” social problem.

“There is the grave problem of labour, because of the high rate of young adults unemployed, but also for the issue of the dignity of work,” Francis tweeted.

The pontiff’s nine-language @Pontifex account on the microblogging website has over 22 million followers.