“We must reject the ruinous ideologies of indifference, invisibility and individualism”, clamours undersecretary of Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section
“Fundamental human rights must always take precedence over State interests”, Vatican insists in UN meeting on the expulsion of aliens
Vatican OSCE representative warns COVID-19 transforming trade in people into an “ever-growing internet business”
Instead of being “instrumentalised by male-centred Church”, religious sisters especially “should take on leading roles”: staff member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Fr. Michael Weninger
Vulnerability to human trafficking and hunger is rising at an alarming rate among poor and vulnerable people, according to Catholic Sisters working in those communities around the world.
The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Monsignor Janusz S. Urbańczyk, has denounced the plight of the world’s 40 million victims of trafficking or exploitation, a shocking 10 million of whom are children.
Jesuit Cardinal Michael Czerny, the under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has warned that the challenge of migratory movements due to global warming will only become even more pronounced in the future.
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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Argentina recently held an online seminar to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Today, on the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Pope Francis pleaded that “much remains to be done” to end human trafficking, “an open wound on the body of contemporary society”.
According to Caritas Internationalis, the number of people falling prey to human trafficking has increased to a “worrying” level due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
A Vatican official has backed as a possible “win-win situation” the “mass regularisation” of ‘illegal’ immigrants.
Human trafficking – the stealing of people’s freedom for profit – is a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall victim to traffickers in their own countries or abroad.
The Spanish Bishops’ Conference has named its first laywoman subcommission secretary, with one bishop hailing the appointment as “a good thing for the whole Church”.
“Trafficking in persons should have no place in the human family”, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, clamoured in a session last week of the UN Human Rights Council.
On Tuesday, the US and British Ambassadors to the Vatican hosted an online event, ‘Women Religious on the Frontlines’, to highlight the selfless humanitarian efforts of sisters in every part of the world.
The EU Bishops of COMECE have joined their Ukrainian counterparts in condemning the “deplorable” practice of surrogate motherhood.
This is a time when grave concerns for the health and safety of ourselves, family, and loved ones occupy our thoughts — and understandably so.
“There are over 260 million migrant women in the world. Travelers and witnesses of hope, strength, the ability to want to change the world”.
An Irish Church development organisation has denounced that disasters stemming from climate change kill 14 times more women than men.
In his message for Lent, released today, Pope Francis blasted the “idolatry” of the “unbridled thirst for profit” and appealed for a “more just and inclusive” economy.
In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to dispel the darkness lurking in society, and said the Church cannot abandon her mission of evangelization and service.
Pope Francis had pleaded for a common “commitment” to overcome the “scourge” of human trafficking, as he met in a private audience with the “Super Nuns” fighting the slavery plague.
On the migrant and human trafficking crises, “Our indifference is a sin!”, the Pope has warned, adding, in a burn on those politicians who seek to stop refugee rescue operations in the Mediterranean, that the refugee problem will not be solved “by blocking the ships”.
Proposed Maltese Government reforms on sex work and human trafficking fail to affirm that prostitution is always “intrinsically wrong”, a Catholic lay group has warned.
The Irish Primate has decried the “horror” and “evil” of human trafficking after the “grim” discovery of the remains of 39 people in a refrigerated container near the Essex docks.
Catholics have expressed their sadness and outrage after the bodies of 39 people – believed to have been illegal immigrants – were found in a lorry container in eastern England.