Australians Cannot be Indifferent to Human Trafficking



ACBC & ACRATH Media Release

Australians cannot be indifferent to human trafficking and must rise to the challenge to stop this global issue, the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) said on the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita. On 8 February 2016, the Church in Australia marks world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking. Referring to Laudato si’, the recent encyclical by Pope Francis, the BCPL and ACRATH highlighted the Holy Father’s words that, ‘it is clearly inconsistent to combat trafficking in endangered species while remaining completely indifferent to human trafficking, unconcerned about the poor, or undertaking to destroy another human being deemed unwanted’ (91).  Read more…

Resources for celebrating the world day of prayer can be found here.

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