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In Pope Francis’ message to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) conference on human trafficking in children, he called the problem “a form of slavery, a crime against humanity, a grave violation of human rights, and an atrocious scourge”.
He said human trafficking is “worsening” and that, in some instances, “evidence brings one to doubt the real commitment of some important players.”
The conference is promoting the three P’s for effective action against trafficking (to prevent, to protect, and to prosecute), to which Pope Francis added a fourth: “to partner”.
He said, “Demand and supply, in turn, are deeply rooted in the three great issues of conflicts and wars, economic privation and natural disasters, or what the victims experience as extreme poverty, underdevelopment, exclusion, unemployment and lack of access to education.” Read more… en.radiovaticana.va
Following his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis discussed human trafficking, as it was the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
ISIS captive among new refugees welcomed by Pope Francis – Catholic News Agency The family hosted by St. Anne’s parish was a Christian Syrian family, consisting of the parents and two children, who fled from the Syrian capital of Damascus and arrived in Italy the same day Pope Francis made his appeal. Both families had made their …
Pope Francis reminds us Jesus can heal all wounds – Catholic Online On Sunday, Pope Francis said that each of us carries some kind of tomb inside our heart, whether from sin or suffering, and we can either stay bogged down in misery, focusing only on ourselves, or we can allow Jesus to come into that place and heal it.
Pope Francis offers prayers as more than 250 die in landslide in Colombia – The Tablet Pope Francis has offered prayers and his “deep pain” for the people of Colombia after at least 250 people were killed in a mudslide which engulfed the town of Mocoa, in the country’s south-west, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Francis…