Saint Josephine Bakhita

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St. Josephine Bakhita and Human Trafficking Victims

Pope Francis Urges Action Pope asks prayers to end human trafficking 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 [...]

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Human Trafficking: The Hidden Assault on Human Dignity

Most believers of any faith and people of all persuasions are shocked, indeed scandalized, when they discover that trafficking occurs in every country and that it represents a most prosperous business on the planet. It is a form of slavery, a crime against humanity, a grave violation of human rights, [...]

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The Story of St. Josephine Bakhita Being Replayed Today

(Zenit.org) - When Josephine Bakhita died in 1947, thousands of Italians passed her funeral bier to pay respects to a simple woman who had achieved great renown for her kindness. To this day, the people of Schio, Italy, honor now-Saint Josephine, a former African slave, with the title "Nostra Madre [...]