- Apr 4, 2020
While world attention has been focused on the growing coronavirus pandemic, millions of people continue to suffer due to human trafficking networks.
A Cleveland-area Catholic priest arrested in December was accused of several new charges, including sex trafficking involving a minor, federal prosecutors said Friday.
An English bishop has expressed concern that new immigration restrictions announced by the UK government could lead to an increase in human trafficking.
Catholic organizations, from women’s religious orders to corporate watchdog groups, are working on many fronts to stem the scourge — and the crime — of human trafficking.
St. Bakhita’s feast day, Feb. 8, became known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking.
The hands of those who engage in human trafficking are stained with the blood of countless victims whose lives and dignity were sacrificed, Pope Francis said.