- Jul 12, 2020
On Aug. 12 2016, Pope Francis visited a house run by the John XXIII Community in northeast Rome that helps young women rebuild their lives after being rescued from prostitution. A priest who was present during the pope’s visit has written a book as part of an effort to help free women forced into sex work.
Prostitution is a horrendous crime that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of their clients, Pope Francis said.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said the news conference was meant to inform the public about human trafficking during the Kentucky Derby — a time when he said there is an increase in the buying and selling of individuals for sex and forced labor.
Sister Lea Ackermann pioneered the Church’s fight against sex trafficking.
Children are very vulnerable to being trafficked anywhere in the world.
The fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation may need its own #MeToo moment, according to a leading trafficking opponent.