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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 8th, 2015

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the prayer vigil 2023

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“Journeying in dignity” is the theme of the 9th Edition of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, celebrated around Feb. 8, 2023.

In 2022, we have experienced major changes as well as the aggravation of crises. In this context, the number of both at-risk groups and people suffering from trafficking violence has increased. We are called to keep hope and the values that guide our being and acting alive. This is the meaning of the theme of the 9th International Day of Prayer, chosen by an international group of young representatives of partner organizations.

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Saint Peter Square, participation in the Angelus prayer with Pope Francis


Online Pilgrimage of Prayer and Awareness against human trafficking "Journeying in Dignity".


Welcome of 20 young representatives of the partner organizations for a week of networking and training against human trafficking in Rome, coming from around the world 


Vigil of Prayer: Journeying in Dignity, against human trafficking 
At 7,15pm - ROME - Parish Church Santa Lucia, Via Santa Lucia, 5

The ecumenical prayer service will be in Italian and English


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Message from Pope Francis 2023
Schedule Marathon of Prayer 2022
Press Release -2023
Stations' Images_Itinerant Prayer
Vigil of prayer 2023 - Journeying in Dignity
Launch of the theme for the ninth International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, February 8th, 2023
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