Loading
London Olympics spark fear of human trafficking increase
Cecilia Taylor-Camara with Jorge Nuño Mayer.
Cecilia Taylor-Camara with Jorge Nuño Mayer.
By Estefania Aguirre
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Catholic leaders in the United Kingdom are worried that London has become the new home for human traffickers with the summer Olympics less than five months away. 

“People are simply not aware that this is happening in our own backyards. This is a very important issue that we need to tackle,” said Cecilia Taylor-Camara, a senior policy adviser on migration for the bishops' conference in England and Wales.

In a recent meeting, Taylor-Camara warned Caritas Europa's secretary general Jorge Nuño Mayer that human trafficking is rapidly growing in the U.K. as the July 27 – Aug. 12 global sports event nears.

The two spoke after a meeting with the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community in Brussels in late February.

The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is working with London Metropolitan police to host an event in May with organizations for human trafficking victims living in Europe.

Advocacy groups from Nigeria, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe – the countries with the highest numbers in human trafficking – will also be attending.

“We want to raise awareness of the growing concern of the spread of human trafficking and to ensure the Church has a collective approach about it,” Taylor-Camara said.

Nuño Mayer added that he's “happy that the Bishops’ Conference is involved with European issues” and said he appreciates Taylor-Camara's work as “it shows again how the Church is committed to people in need.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
Sep
14

Liturgical Calendar

September 14, 2014

THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 3:13-17

Gospel
Date
09/14/14
09/13/14
09/12/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Num 21:4b-9

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
09/14/14

Homily of the Day

Jn 3:13-17

Homily
Date
09/14/14
09/13/14
09/12/14