Address Human Trafficking

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Words of Pope Francis to New Ambassadors

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In mid December 2013 Pope Francis met with 17 newly appointed ambassadors to the Holy See encouraging them to work together, regardless of creed, against the “slavery” of human trafficking.

“This is a true form of slavery , unfortunately increasingly common, which affects every land, even the most developed, and which affects the most vulnerable people in society: women, children, the disabled, the poorest and those who come from situations of family or social disintegration,” the Bishop of Rome told the newly accredited ambassadors, including the representative of Palestine, Dec. 12 at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall.  Read more…

Download the Pope’s address here.

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