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  • Vatican to UN: We must eliminate causes of human trafficking

    Vatican to UN: We must eliminate causes of human trafficking

    • Nov 27, 2017

    Human trafficking and its root causes can be eliminated with the cooperation of the international community, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations said Tuesday.

  • In Caribbean Colombia, Jesuits continue legacy of St. Peter Claver

    In Caribbean Colombia, Jesuits continue legacy of St. Peter Claver

    • Sep 10, 2017

    Pope Francis concludes his five-day visit to Colombia in Cartagena today. There, he is sure to refer to St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who promoted human rights and fought slavery. He also will pray the Angelus outside the parish where St. Peter watched slave ships arrive in the late 1500s and offered humane treatment to those arriving in chains.

  • Who was St. Peter Claver, whose tomb the Pope will visit this week?

    Who was St. Peter Claver, whose tomb the Pope will visit this week?

    • Sep 7, 2017

    The body of St. Peter Claver is kept and venerated in a shrine in Cartagena, which Pope Francis will visit on Sunday Sept. 10, one day after the saint’s feast day. The legacy of St. Peter Claver is strong in the United States as well, where in the early 20th century the Knights of Peter Claver were founded in his honor in Mobile, Alabama.

  • Comboni nun answers ‘scream of pain’ of human trafficking victims

    Comboni nun answers ‘scream of pain’ of human trafficking victims

    • Aug 30, 2017

    “Do you know where the gold in your crucifix came from?” Simone Blanchard, an expert on ethical trade from Catholic Relief Services, asked. In many cases, she explains, it was procured by children in Peru, forced to work in the gold mines, an illustration of the global reach of human trafficking, estimated at $150 billion in annual profit to be the world’s third most lucrative illegal industry.

  • Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

    Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

    • Jul 14, 2017

    Born into slavery in the 19th century and later the servant of a wealthy white socialite in Denver, Julia Greeley is now a candidate for sainthood. Despite her own difficult circumstances, in part the result of being caught up in a soap opera divorce involving the Colorado governor, she gave everything she had to serve the poor and to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is inadmissible

    • May 11, 2017

    “Today, we say that the death penalty is inadmissible,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae where he lives. Slavery “is a mortal sin; today we say this. Back then, some would say that this could be done because these people did not have a soul!”

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