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Human trafficking called 'one of darkest, most revolting realities'

Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS -- Mely Lenario quietly described her harrowing journey from ambitious, naive rural girl trafficked to hopeless, drug-fueled urban prostitute, through...

Pope Francis asks prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Human trafficking is “brutal, savage and criminal,” Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as...

Maryland’s bishops denounce human trafficking, set information sessions

The Catholic bishops of Maryland issued a joint statement against human trafficking April 3 and have announced information sessions to be held in the...

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

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope...

Analysis: Church urging nations to address ongoing issues related to drugs

Catholic News Service Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths of that country into...

Suit challenging contract with bishops’ agency awaits decision

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit pending in a Massachusetts federal court may determine if the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can...

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