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, 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.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Wednesday called for humanitarian aid access in Syria and "social harmony" in South Sudan on his first Christmas in the Vatican after months of shaking up the papacy with his humble style and common touch.
Pope Francis has encouraged Zambia to continue with its constructive role in the international community and help in combating human trafficking.
Speaking when Zambia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Paul Lumbi presented his credentials to him at the Vatican today, Pope Francis who also addressed sixteen other diplomats said he is deeply troubled by the scourge of human trafficking because it threatens the very dignity of humanity.
In his first message to mark World Peace Day, which falls on 1 January, Pope Francis made a renewed attack on the global economic system as well as highlighting human trafficking, the absence of religious freedom and organised crime as threats to global peace.