Crying Out Against Human Trafficking

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“Human Trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ… It is a crime against humanity.” – Pope Francis

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Statistics

  • The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally.
    • 68% of them are trapped in forced labor.
    • 26% of them are children.
    • 55% are women and girls.
  • The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.
  • The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.

Source: Polaris Project

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Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.