World Day of Prayer against Trafficking

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Pope Francis in video message: Human trafficking ‘disfigures’ human dignity

Feb 8, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

To commemorate the World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis called on young people to affirm... Read more


Pope Francis: Human trafficking has created ‘an open wound on the body of Christ’

Feb 8, 2022

By Courtney Mares

His remark came on the International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking. Read more

Timothy P. Schmalz with his sculpture ‘Let the Oppressed Go Free.’

St. Josephine Bakhita sculpture shines light on reality of human trafficking

Feb 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8. Read more

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Pope Francis asks people to pray for every victim of human trafficking

Feb 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has asked people to pray Monday for every person who is currently a victim of human trafficking.  Read more

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Global prayer marathon to mark world day of prayer against trafficking

Feb 5, 2021

Catholics across the globe will take part in an online prayer marathon on Monday marking the World Day of Prayer... Read more