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Pope: Human trafficking is a wound shamefully inflicted for economic interests

February 08, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: February 8, the feast day of St. Joseph Bakhita, is the International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking.

Human trafficking “is a deep wound, inflicted by the shameful pursuit of economic interests without any respect for the human person,” Pope Francis said. “So many girls – we see them on the streets – who are not free, are slaves of traffickers, who send them to work and, if they do not bring the money, beat them. This is happening in our cities today. Let us really think about it.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 08, 2022 10:17 AM ET USA

    Economic interests? Sure. That's a given. But what about political interests? Power interests, as in control of a given population? Consider the government-facilitated trafficking across the southern border of the U.S., with the paid cooperation of various Catholic "charities" who house and agree to the dissemination of these young males on government-sponsored transportation all across the country. It is reported that certain classes of noncitizens can now "legally" vote in NY and CA elections.