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Religious leaders unite to condemn human trafficking

March 17, 2014

Leaders of the world’s great religions have united in a drive to end human trafficking and slavery.

The “Global Freedom Network” was introduced at a press conference in Rome on March 17. Representatives of the Holy See (Bishop Marcel Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences), the Al Azhar University, and the Archbishop of Canterbury took part. The press conference issued a joint statement condemning slavery and human trafficking as “crimes against humanity” and calling for “urgent action by all other Christian churches and global faiths” to eliminate them.


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