- May 10, 2021
Once again praying from the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking St. Peter’s Square, despite rain and the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis on Sunday ticked off many of his core social concerns: Peace, life, migration, and the fight against modern-day slavery, all in a matter of minutes.
Catholic missionaries in Brazil are warning the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the numbers of vulnerable people subjected to forced labor.
A powerful new documentary on sex trafficking, being shown in select theaters Jan. 23 only and then for a month at churches that sign up to host a screening, makes its intentions clear from the outset.
Italian Consolata Sister Eugenia Bonetti, 80, a longtime leader of the crusade against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, is preparing the pope’s Lenten meditations this year.
As many as 1 in 800 Americans is currently a victim of human trafficking, according to a new global report which found much higher rates of modern-day slavery in developed nations than previously believed.
As the Department of State released its 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report this week, an apostolate which helps trafficking victims said that the practice remains a problem around the world, including in the U.S.
Blessing Okoedion, sex trafficking victim turned activist, received the TIP Hero in the fight against human trafficking award, dedicating it to all women who have suffered and continue to endure this modern day slavery.
When fighting the multi-billion dollar business of human trafficking, money is the issue and awareness the answer, religious sisters say.