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Pontifical academies to examine human trafficking

Catholic World News - August 26, 2013

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations will meet to discuss the scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery, according to a message by Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the academies since 1998.

The message, published by Vatican Radio, offered additional details about, and reflections on, an initiative undertaken at the behest of Pope Francis. The meeting will take place on November 2 and 3 in Rome.

“Because of the human and moral scandal they mean and interests involved, which lead to pessimism and resignation, many international institutions have turned their backs,” the bishop wrote. “This is why it is so important for the Pontifical Academies of Science and of the Social Sciences, together with the Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, to follow the Pope’s wish directly.”

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