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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit t Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)





Combating Human Trafficking
The Vatican
The Catholic Church's Response to Human Trafficking
Rev. James Korda and Sr Tobi Lardie HM Discuss Human Trafficking
The Dark Side of Chocolate

Human Trafficking: Understanding a Complex Issue Issue
Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD, Catholic Health Initiatives; Roy Ahn, MPH, ScD,
and Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital
on behalf of Catholic Healthcare Initiatives

21st Century Sex Slaves Documentary (Human Trafficking)

Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking:
Keynote by Kathleen Rice, Nassau County District Attorney

Human Trafficking: A Global Issue



Prayer Against Human Trafficking
by Dr. William Jarvis
Director & Founder
Jerusalem Apostolate (Lay Ecclesial Ministry)

A Prayer for the End of Human Trafficking
As shared by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.

God of freedom, beauty and truth
we believe that your deepest desire,
your most powerful energy,
is that all creation might know abundant life.

We raise our voices in anguished prayer
for our sisters and brothers,
women and girls, men and boys,
who are modern day slaves;
They are your beloved daughters and sons,
exploited sexually or forced to work
because of human violence and greed.

Fill us with your holy anger and your sacred passion
that those who are trafficked might know healing and justice;
that traffickers will come to repentance and conversion;
that all of us might live in such a way
that others are not made to pay the price
for our comfort and convenience.

Hasten the coming of the day when all people
and our precious Earth itself
will be treated, not as a commodity,
but as radiant images of your freedom, beauty and truth.
Amen. May it be so.


Prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita,

St. Josephine Bakhita,
you were sold into slavery as a child
and endured untold hardship and suffering.
Once liberated from your physical enslavement,
you found true redemption in your encounter with Christ and his Church.

O St. Bakhita, assist all those who are trapped in a state of slavery; 
Intercede with God on their behalf 
so that they will be released from their chains of captivity.
Those whom man enslaves, let God set free.
Provide comfort to survivors of slavery
and let them look to you as an example of hope and faith.
Help all survivors find healing from their wounds.
We ask for your prayers and intercessions for those enslaved among us.