Pope denounces 'scourge' of human trafficking, hails joint efforts against it
April 10, 2014
Human trafficking is “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the Body of Christ,” Pope Francis said in an April 10 address to participants in the Second International Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, convened at the Vatican this week under the aegis of the bishops of England and Wales.
The meeting brought together law-enforcement officials, social workers, and Church leaders in a bid to share perspectives and promote cooperation in the fight against human trafficking. That joint effort, the Pope observed, is “a sign of the Church and a sign of men and women of good will who want to cry out, “Enough!”
- A scourge upon the body of Christ (L'Osservatore Romano)
- Pope Francis: Human Trafficking Is a Wound to Humanity (VIS)
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