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Vatican conference unites police and Church in fight against human trafficking

Vatican City, Feb 9, 2018 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A conference on human trafficking and modern-day slavery was held at the Vatican Feb. 8-9, bringing together church leaders and senior police officers from more than 30 different countries to discuss progress and setbacks in initiatives. It […]

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On WWII anniversary, Pope says ‘never again’ to war, condemns arms trafficking

Vatican City, Sep 2, 2015 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis remembered the official end of the Second World War on Wednesday with the plea: “never again,” and he decried similar horrors from today’s bloody conflicts, denouncing weapons trafficking. The Pope recounted Sept. 2 today’s victims […]

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What you think you know about human trafficking is probably wrong

Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2015 / 06:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Human trafficking. It’s been called “modern-day slavery” and a “silent epidemic.” It affects tens of millions every year and yet remains largely in the shadows – even within the United States. Much remains to be done in […]

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Planned Parenthood under fire for alleged trafficking of baby organs

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2015 / 01:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is facing harsh criticism after the release of footage allegedly showing its top doctor describing how the organization offers body parts from aborted babies for money. “A lot of people want intact hearts […]

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Nearly every House member voted for this anti-human trafficking bill

Washington D.C., May 19, 2015 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday establishing a fund for victims of human trafficking and strengthening federal and state enforcement against trafficking. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act passed on May 19 by an […]

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US pushing Cuba to improve record on human trafficking, State Dept. says

Washington D.C., Feb 12, 2015 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the U.S. aims to re-establish full relations with Cuba, it is also pushing the country to redeem its poor track record fighting human trafficking, said a U.S. State Department official. “We met on multiple occasions over […]

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Pope Francis’ tough words against horrors of human trafficking

Vatican City, Feb 8, 2015 / 10:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking by calling on governments to remove this “shameful wound” which has no place in “civil society.” “Each one of us feels committed to being the […]

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Sunday will be the first International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2015 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has organized the first-ever international day of prayer and reflection against human trafficking, in hopes that the world will join forces in putting this “plague” to an end. “Our awareness must expand and extend to […]

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Catholics in Australia support Pope Francis’ action against human trafficking

Canberra, Australia, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Australia's bishops and religious have joined the global call of Pope Francis to mark Feb. 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, as the world day of prayer, reflection, and action against human trafficking. St. Josephine Bakhita […]

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How the Church in Thailand fights trafficking, violence against women

Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 28, 2014 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in Thailand observed the Nov. 25 celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a seminar helping form networks to end trafficking and other forms of sex-based violence in the […]

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