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

    Pope calls human trafficking ‘brutal, cruel and criminal’

    • Jul 30, 2017

    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.”

  • Pope Francis calls human trafficking “an atrocious scourge”

    Pope Francis calls human trafficking “an atrocious scourge”

    • Apr 3, 2017

    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.