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February 8 designated day of prayer for human trafficking victims

Catholic World News - December 17, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration has designated February 8 as a day of prayer for victims of human trafficking.

February 8 is the memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947), a Sudanese slave who in time was baptized and became a nun in Italy.

“On that day, we will lift our voices loudly in prayer, hope, and love for trafficking victims and survivors,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, who chairs the committee. “If just one person realizes from this day that they or someone they know is being trafficked, we will have made a difference.”

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