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Human trafficking a growing disgrace, Pope says

October 27, 2016

Pope Francis met on October 27 with members of the Santa Marta Group, an international organization that works to curb human trafficking, and saluted them for “an important contribution to combating the social scourge of human trafficking.”

The Pope observed that human trafficking has been “linked to new forms of slavery,” and according to international experts the number of victims is increasing every year. “They are the most defenseless, who are robbed of their dignity, their physical and psychological intregrity, and even their life,” the Pontiff said.

The Santa Marta Group was established by Pope Francis in 2014. Its international chairman is Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

 
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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Oct. 28, 2016 12:44 AM ET USA

    Does he believe that those who have been warning that human trafficking is a tragic aspect of illegal immigration to still be heartless?