We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $17,743 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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

Catholic World News - 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($17,743 to go):
$25,400.00 $7,657.00
70% 30%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

An archbishop's unconvincing defense of marriage 2 hours ago
Sacramental Issues, among Others 24 hours ago
Beyond Our Ken: Henri de Lubac's Paradoxes of Faith May 4
The French campaign for freedom of thought May 4
Climate Change and Vatican II: Insights! May 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21