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  • Pope calls human trafficking ‘brutal, cruel and criminal’

    Pope calls human trafficking ‘brutal, cruel and criminal’

    Pope Francis has made the fight against human trafficking, one of the largest illegal industries in the world with estimated profits estimated annually at $32 billion, one of the highest social and political priorities of his papacy. On Sunday, a U.N.-sponsored day against trafficking, the pontiff blasted it as “brutal, cruel and criminal.”

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  • Pope Francis calls human trafficking “an atrocious scourge”

    Pope Francis calls human trafficking “an atrocious scourge”

    At a conference discussing the “three pillars” to fight trafficking – prevention , protection, and prosecution – Pope Francis has sent a message calling for a fourth pillar: Partnership. This is especially important because many victims, not trusting public institutions for fear of retribution, will turn to religious and civic organizations for help.

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