By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican, the Anglican Communion and a leading Muslim institution signed a historic agreement to work together to end human trafficking worldwide by 2020.
“[T]oday there are millions of women and children around the world enslaved without a voice in situations of forced labor and sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The Middle East and human trafficking were the central theme during dicussions this morning between Pope Francis and the UN General Assembly president Vuk Jeremic. Jeremic also met with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, accompanied by the Secretary for Relations with States, Msgr. Dominique Mamberti in the Apostolic Palace.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the conditions of workers who died in the Bangladesh factory collapse as "slave labor," saying unjust salaries and the unbridled quest for profits were "against God".
Vatican City, May 1, 2013 / 10:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).-Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.
On the International Labour Day, Pope Francis issued a message against “selfish profit” economic rules as Europe plunges into historic unemployment rates. The Pontiff also voiced concern about slave work and human trafficking.
The first time someone mentioned human trafficking to Kimberly Ritter, she had only a vague idea of what it was. "Isn't that something that happens in third-world countries?" she asked.
That was 2008.
Denver, Colo., Mar 3, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-Unprecedented rates of human trafficking can be traced to the rise of abortion, contraception and pornography in modern culture, says a Catholic priest who has researched the topic for nearly a decade.
The FBI conducted a secret investigation into Scientology from 2009-11 – and the findings were troubling.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the FBI turned up accusations of human trafficking, forced labor and physical abuse.