Vatican City, Nov 7, 2016 / 15:07 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.
"Your activity in this area reminds us," the Pope said Nov. 7, of 'the enormous and often silent efforts which have been made for many years by religious congregations, especially women's congregations, to care for those wounded in their dignity and scarred by their experiences."
"I think especially of the distinctive contribution made by women in accompanying other women and children on a deeply personal journey of healing and reintegration," he said.
The Pope met with RENATE, a European network of religious who are committed to work together in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Members consist of women religious, priests and laypersons who all have professional training in fields such as psychology, counseling, law and law enforcement.