Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 11, 2021 / 13:49 pm
Catholic leaders spoke out against human trafficking on Monday, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
"It is shocking to consider the size and scope of the tragedy of human trafficking that exists in our world in 2021," stated Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine.
He called human trafficking "a horrific crime against the basic dignity and rights of the human person."
Jan. 11, 2021 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, held during January which is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.