Role of Global Partnerships in Eradicating Modern Slavery

Cardinal NicholsCardinal Nichols Addresses the UN

The Santa Marta Group is an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis, to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Leader of the Santa Marta Group, addressed the UN at a Conference sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations.

In his address Cardinal Nichols stated “Human trafficking and slavery radically strips a person of this fundamental dignity, reducing them to the status of a commodity. It is an evil crying out to heaven.” He stressed to delegates that the cornerstone of the fight to eradicate human trafficking is effective, international cooperation at many levels. (Photo: CatholicNews.ie) Read more…

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