Pope Calls for Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting


Vatican Conference in November 2013

Pope Francis has called for a conference with the aim of better tackling the growing scourge of human trafficking.  The meeting will take place in November 2013.  The Pontifical Academy of Science along with the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations will meet to discuss a Vatican action plan to help combat what is often referred to as the modern slave trade.

“Trafficking in human beings is a terrible offense against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights,” Bishop Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, told Vatican Radio on Aug. 22. “In this century, it acts as a catalyst in the creation of criminal assets.”  Read more…