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Vatican meeting on human trafficking

October 26, 2016

Prelates, religious sisters, police chiefs, and human trafficking victims are meeting at the Vatican on October 26 and 27 to discuss ways to combat human trafficking and offer assistance to its victims.

“Human trafficking is an international crime and it requires a coordinated international response,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

Referring to an anti-trafficking initiative supported by Pope Francis, Cardinal Nichols said that “the Santa Marta Group aims to forge relationships of trust between police and the Church, especially religious sisters, which enable this crime to be defeated and the victims of trafficking to be accompanied, assisted and ultimately reintegrated into society.”

 
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