St. Joseph Bakhita and Human Trafficking Victims

Pope Francis Urges Action Four days after the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, adopted as patron by victims of human trafficking, Pope Francis met with 110 survivors of this terrible trade at the Vatican. There to honor February 12’s International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking, Zenit reports this was the first such visit tied . . . Read more

A Call to Prayer Against Human Trafficking

“The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone… we must be compassionate!” – St. Josephine Bakhita Human Life International is participating in the Vatican’s call for a first-ever “International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking” on February 8. As many as 36 million people around the world are directly affected by the $150 billion . . . Read more

Helping Pope Francis Fight Human Trafficking

(Zenit.org) — In April of this year the Vatican hosted the Conference on Combating Human Trafficking, bringing together both law enforcement professionals and social workers involved in the battle against the exploitation and commodification of vulnerable people. Pope Francis addressed the gathering and deplored human trafficking as, “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a . . . Read more