Action Alert!
Catholic World News

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.


Sound Off! 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.