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The drama of human trafficking in the world: 50 million are enslaved

Feb 9, 2024

By Verónica Toller

Any day of the year more than 50 million people are enslaved in the world according to the latest estimate... 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

Pope Francis' video message to prayer marathon against human trafficking Feb. 8, 2021.  YoutTube screenshot.

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

Woman sitting alone crying.

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

US embassy to Vatican highlights risk of ‘human trafficking crisis’ amid pandemic

Oct 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Online exploitation of victims of human trafficking has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts warned at a U.S. Embassy to... Read more

Catholic safe house helps secure jail sentences for sex traffickers

Aug 25, 2020

A Catholic safe house for women in London has helped to secure jail sentences for two sex traffickers.   Read more

Catholic Charities defends serving teen trafficking victims without abortion

May 2, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) in California is remaining firm in its conviction against referring teenage victims of... Read more

For David Daleiden, Soros money shows Planned Parenthood in a panic

Aug 26, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A leaked grant report from the Open Societies Foundation seems to show Planned Parenthood and its allies in a panicked... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Exploiting workers is a form of trafficking, Pope Francis says

May 19, 2016

During his Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis preached a warning to the rich who oppress the poor, focusing on employers... Read more

The dark road to decriminalization: Why tolerating prostitution is dangerous

Aug 16, 2015

In a controversial new policy move, global human rights organization Amnesty International has announced that they support the worldwide decriminalization... Read more

Planned Parenthood under fire for alleged trafficking of baby organs

Jul 14, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is facing harsh criticism after the release of footage allegedly showing its top doctor describing how... Read more

Sr.Franciose Jiranonda (seated center) with participants of the anti-violence against women seminar in Bangkok, Nov. 22, 2014.

How the Church in Thailand fights trafficking, violence against women

Nov 28, 2014

The Church in Thailand observed the Nov. 25 celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women... Read more

Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in persons Luis CdeBaca.

China, Russia faulted for not protecting trafficking victims

Jul 12, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A State department official has testified before Congress explaining that China, Russia and Uzbekistan have not made adequate progress in... Read more