“Human Trafficking is a Plague on Humanity”

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pope francisPope Francis addresses the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

At a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in Rome on 18th April Pope Francis expressed gratitude for the work that is being done to find new ways of eradicating human slavery. Referring to the Beatitudes Pope Francis indicated that those who suffer from the evils of human slavery are the poor among us.  He commented that civil societies and civil authorities must do more to combat human trafficking.   He said, “many times these new forms of slavery are protected by the very institutions who should defend the population from these crimes.” He urged the Pontifical Academy to continue the work of eradicating human trafficking which “constitutes a regression of humanity.”