SAINT JOSEPHINE BAKHITA  

Born c. 1869 in Olgossa, Darfur, Sudan
Died 8 February 1947, Italy
Year of beatification 1992 (17 May) 
Year of canonisation 2000 (1 October) 

Feast Day 8 February 

St Josephine Bakhita, also known as ‘Mother Moretta’ (our Black Mother) bore 144 physical scars throughout her life which were received after she was kidnapped at the age of nine and sold into slavery.


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Dear brothers and sisters, 
today, 8 February, is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese nun, who as a child had the traumatic experience of being a victim of human trafficking. The Unions of Superiors and Superiors General of Religious Institutes have organized the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. I encourage those who work helping the men, women and children who are enslaved, exploited, abused as instruments of work or pleasure, who are often tortured and mutilated. It is my hope that government leaders may work decisively to remove the causes of this disgraceful scourge, it is a scourge unworthy of society. May each one of us feel committed to being a voice for our brothers and sisters, who have been humiliated in their dignity. Let us all pray ...

(Pope Francis: Angelus Prayer February 8, 2015)



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Study-Seminar of Migration and Trafficking on 28/11/2017 in Rome
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Study-Seminar of Migration and Trafficking on 28/11/2017 in Rome
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Vigília de oração
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Veglia di Preghiera
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Vigilia de Oración
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Vigil of Prayer
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Presentation of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2018
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Press Release in Italian
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News Archive

08/11/2017

Vigil of prayer and reflection vigil against Trafficking. For further details click here 

20/10/2017

The Committee for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against trafficking in persons presented today the theme for the Edition 2018: Migration and Trafficking.  Click for the Press Release

17/10/2017

Presentation of the 2018 IDPT. MIGRATION WITHOUT TRAFFICKING, say yes to Freedom, no to slavery Click here

Events 2018 Archive

30/11

Study seminar and reflection on Migration and Trafficking, on November 28th,  2017 at LUMSA University - Rome.

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Promotori:
Unione internazionale delle Superiore Generali (UISG)

www.uisg.org
Unione Superiori Generali (USG)
www.vidimusdominum.org

Partners

Congregazione per gli Istituti di Vita Consacrata e le Società di Vita Apostolica

Sezione Migranti & Rifugiati
Dicastero per il Servizio dello Sviluppo Umano Integrale

Pontificia Accademia delle Scienze


Caritas Internationalis

Unione Mondiale delle Unioni Femminili Cattoliche

Anti-Trafficking Working Group


Jesuit Refugee Service

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