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Collective action needed to prevent human trafficking, says US bishops’ migration chairman

February 02, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso (TX), chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Migration. said that “it is incumbent upon all of us to unite in promoting efforts that prevent the evil of human trafficking.”

“I join our Holy Father in inviting the faithful and all people of good will to uphold and affirm human dignity and grow in solidarity with those who are vulnerable to exploitation and have been impacted by this terrible evil of modern-day slavery,” he added.

Bishop Seitz issued his statement ahead of the memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita (February 8), on which the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking is observed.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 02, 2024 11:49 PM ET USA

    A sane immigration policy would be a first step.