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Pope wants action against human trafficking: a growing concern in Italy

August 22, 2013

Pope Francis has called for action to combat the growing problem of human trafficking and slavery.

The Pope has announced plans for a meeting to be held November 2 and 3, at which he will ask Catholic medical association and pontifical political-science departments to formulate a plan for ending human trafficking, which he has called “a disgrace to our societies that claim to be civilized.”

The Pope’s challenge came as a report named Italy as the European country with the greatest incidence of human trafficking.

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