St Josephine Bakhita
World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking
St Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once freed she dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery, and comforting the poor and suffering. At the request of women religious, Pope Francis established her feastday, 8th February, as a worldwide day of prayer, reflection and fasting against human trafficking.