Tag: Trafficking

To ignore trafficking is to be complicit in the crime, pope says

To ignore trafficking is to be complicit in the crime, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

To be indifferent to or ignore human trafficking and modern-day slavery would be to become an accomplice to those crimes, Pope Francis said.

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Trump signs law to pump $430 million into anti-human trafficking efforts

Trump signs law to pump $430 million into anti-human trafficking efforts

| Dennis Sadowski | January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal expenditures for prevention and assistance programs across the federal government.

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Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The scandal of human trafficking, which affects millions of young people in the world, needs to be included in the Synod of Bishops’ final document, one synod father said.

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Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Indian officials are seeking to freeze bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity following the arrest of a nun on child trafficking charges in Jharkhand state.

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Missionaries of Charity nun in India charged with child trafficking

Missionaries of Charity nun in India charged with child trafficking

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi sent a Missionaries of Charity nun to 14 days of judicial custody July 5 after she was arrested on charges of child trafficking.

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Wars, violent conflicts main drivers of human trafficking, says nuncio

Wars, violent conflicts main drivers of human trafficking, says nuncio

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

As long as wars and conflicts rage, “trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation, forced labor and similar crimes will continue to flourish,” said the Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations.

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‘Victims’ charter’ is next step in fighting trafficking, academy says

‘Victims’ charter’ is next step in fighting trafficking, academy says

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After 7-year-old Rani Hong was stolen from her mother in a small village in India and sold into slavery, her captors kept her in a cage to teach her to submit completely to her “master.”

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Catholic leaders mourn for victims killed, injured in trafficking tragedy

Catholic leaders mourn for victims killed, injured in trafficking tragedy

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “completely senseless deaths” of 10 people who died of heat exhaustion and suffocation they suffered from being held in a tractor-trailer “is an incomprehensible tragedy,” said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio.

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Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.

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Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly 2 million children and youth who are presently being trafficked,” said the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio.

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Mpls. mayor attended Vatican climate, trafficking workshop

Mpls. mayor attended Vatican climate, trafficking workshop

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges participated in a Vatican conference on climate change and human trafficking July 21-22, where she and other mayors from around the world explored how their cities could contribute to solutions.

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