The Pope called on all to cooperate.
Pope Francis called on people, especially young people, to confront the causes of trafficking and protection of victims.
In a speech after the traditional Sunday prayer of the angel at St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, the Pontiff recalled that two days ago in the liturgical memory of Saint Giuseppina Bahiti marked the fifth world day against trafficking in persons.
Francisco said that the motto “Together against human trafficking”, which this event was celebrated this year, “invites us to join efforts to overcome this problem,” and thanked “those who fight on this front, in particular many religious figures”.
The Pope called on everyone to cooperate in this matter, condemning the exploitation and slavery of men, women and children, and invited those present with him to pray the Holy Giuseppina Bahiti.
Holy Giuseppina of Bakhit (1869-1947) was sold the girl into slavery in the Sudan, and then became a nun of the order “Daughters of mercy”.