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Nuns who work with trafficking victims find high stakes, dark realities

ROME — Sister Mercy Muthoni would often suffer sleepless nights when she heard from the Cameroonian girls she helped escape human trafficking in Kuwait. They’d...

Response to migration is sign of character, pope says in Thailand

BANGKOK — Calling migration “one of the principal moral issues” facing humanity today, Pope Francis thanked the government and people of Thailand for the...

Nuns’ global anti-trafficking network must have more support, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on more religious orders of men and women, as well as foundations and benefactors, to get involved and...

Crucified women: New book aims to end scourge of forced prostitution

VATICAN CITY — August is a long-awaited month for countless Romans who escape the sweltering heat and seek some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation...

U.S. State Department honors Comboni Sister Gabriella Bottani as anti-trafficking ‘hero’

WASHINGTON -- Honored as one of the U.S. State Department's "heroes" in combatting human trafficking, Comboni Sister Gabriella Bottani urged action to fight the...

Catholic filmmaker George Elliot aims to bring horrific reality of sex...

PORTLAND, Ore.  -- George Elliot knows the power of a story to touch souls. He has spent years as an actor, director and playwright....

Trafficking statistics do not reveal real extent of modern slavery

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has called human trafficking “a crime against humanity.” Whether it be child labor, illegal adoptions, forced marriage, illegally obtained organs,...

Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of...

Efforts to confront human trafficking get boost as Trump reauthorizes prevention...

WASHINGTON -- Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal...

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...

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