There are many businesses in the world. Some are darker than others, but the darkest among them is human trafficking.
A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29.
Gloria Omoresewua was just a teenager in 2003, when a Nigerian woman brought her to Spain and forced her into prostitution.
Ending human trafficking is a top priority for the Trump administration, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich said on Friday.
When most passers-by see young women on a street corner working as prostitutes, the standard reaction is one of judgment or scorn. But when Sister Kathleen Coll passes by, her reaction is one of pity and concern – and a recognition that in most cases, the women aren’t there of their own accord, but very often out of coercion.
Feb. 8 is declared as an international day of prayer and awareness of human trafficking. On this year’s occasion, the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia has announced a bold initiative to slavery proof its supply lines — a move that imitates a similar decision made by the Vatican in 2016.
The “completely senseless deaths” of 10 people who died of heat exhaustion and suffocation they suffered from being held in a tractor-trailer “is an incomprehensible tragedy,” said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Texas.
The heart of the work of the Church, Cardinal Nichols said, is “to look to, to rescue, to nurture, to comfort, to give freedom and a fresh start to the victims of trafficking.”
This week’s Tablet TALK recognizes a Corona couple celebrating 65 years of marriage; offers details about two upcoming events, a Women’s Cursillo Retreat and a human trafficking information session, and much more…
The New York State Catholic Conference has issued its support for legislation that would increase penalties for and facilitate prosecution of those who buy and sell sex slaves in the human trafficking industry in New York State.