Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 1, 2019 / 13:57 pm
The Catholic bishops of Mexico encouraged the faithful in the country not to become indifferent to the suffering of human trafficking victims, but to take action to fight corruption and exploitation.
"We cannot accept exploitation, we cannot grow accustomed to the suffering. Let us denounce exploitation! Because as long as human trafficking remains hidden, the traffickers will continue to act with impunity," the Mexican Bishops' Conference said in a statement on its website.
The statement, released for World Day Against Human Trafficking on July 31, asked Catholics to pray for those who are suffering exploitation and to boldly "denounce corruption and complicity."
"Let us pray on this day for those suffering from this exploitation that cries to heaven and let us ask ourselves: 'What can I do? What is up to me to do?' God and the Blessed Virgin Mary will accompany our efforts," the bishops said.