Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Pope Francis recalled the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons promoted by the United Nations, Sunday, July 30, with these words during the Angelus: "Each year, thousands of men, women and children are innocent victims of sexual and organ trafficking, and it seems that we are so accustomed to seeing it as a normal thing. This is ugly, it is cruel, it is criminal! I would like to draw on everyone's commitment to make this aberrant plague, a modern form of slavery, adequately. Let us pray together the Virgin Mary to support the victims of trafficking and to convert the hearts of traffickers. Let us pray Our Lady together: Hail Mary ... ".
The Church established the Day of prayer and reflection against human trafficking, celebrated every year on February 8, the feast of Saint Joseph Bakhita. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 31/7/2017)