Human trafficking - Latest News
Jul 23, 2017 - 09:26 pm .- The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio are an occasion for tears, prayers, and action to end such situations, the local archbishop has said.
Jul 13, 2017 - 04:40 pm .- An upgrade to a key anti-trafficking bill passed the U.S. House on Wednesday, and has been praised by one U.S. bishop as “an important step” in the fight to abolish modern-day slavery.
Jun 28, 2017 - 04:51 pm .- With an estimated 20 million victims of human trafficking today, all governments must step up their enforcement efforts, a new report by the State Department insists.  
May 26, 2017 - 03:33 am .- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.  
May 24, 2017 - 10:30 am .- After a visit with Pope Francis Wednesday, Ivanka Trump met a group of human trafficking survivors, calling them examples of strength and addressing various legislative ways the U.S. government can help victims.
Apr 27, 2017 - 03:43 pm .- The U.S. government needs to be continually equipped to fight the scourge of human trafficking in new and effective ways, said members of Congress introducing an anti-trafficking bill on Thursday.
Apr 5, 2017 - 06:02 pm .- Maryland's bishops united in voicing their concerns over the evils of human trafficking, announcing their sponsorship of a statewide initiative aimed at raising awareness of the issue.  
Mar 17, 2017 - 10:04 am .- Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.
Feb 16, 2017 - 01:56 am .- Father Alberto Gaton is the chaplain of a Spanish ship that combats human trafficking by rescuing people in the Mediterranean Sea. In the span of almost 5 months, his team has managed to rescue more than 3,000 people.  
Feb 8, 2017 - 12:08 am .- As human trafficking continues to be a supremely important issue during Pope Francis’ pontificate, with an estimated 20 million victims worldwide, St. Josephine Bakhita, enslaved during her own childhood, has emerged as a patron not only for her home country of Sudan, but for all victims of trafficking.
Jan 30, 2017 - 01:12 pm .- “I knew my life wasn’t normal,” Duñia Zelaya said of her childhood. She vividly remembers the night her mother and stepfather dressed her in strange clothes and did her makeup before driving her to a bar to work as a sex slave. She can’t remember her age, but she was probably 7.
Jan 10, 2017 - 05:22 pm .- As a new Senate report alleges that the advertising site Backpage.com covered for child sex traffickers, Backpage defends its record of working with law enforcement against trafficking.
Dec 22, 2016 - 03:52 am .- For religious sisters working to end forced prostitution through human trafficking, there is one thing consistently left out of the conversation: the clients – who they are and how they are dealt with.
Nov 9, 2016 - 12:14 am .- When we purchase bananas at the grocery store or eat at a seafood restaurant, we might not think twice about it.
Nov 7, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- Pope Francis met in Rome with a unique group involved in the fight against human trafficking, where he noted the particular contributions of women religious, which often go unnoticed.
Oct 27, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- Helping the victims of human trafficking is not enough – we must go to the root to solve the problem, said one survivor at an event with Pope Francis on Thursday.
Sep 20, 2016 - 01:05 pm .- The Vatican Secretary of State pleaded Monday for an increased commitment from the international community in addressing the root causes of forced migration, particularly those which are man-made, such as war and arms trading.
Jun 30, 2016 - 05:36 pm .- The U.S. government released its annual human trafficking report Thursday, drawing praise but also some criticism for allegedly giving some offending countries a political pass.
Jun 5, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis asked judges, prosecutors and magistrates gathered at the Vatican for a summit on human trafficking this week to remember that the victims always come first.
Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 am .- According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group’s concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.

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