2022 Assembly


Pope Francis: Human Trafficking is a Crime against Humanity


On Thursday, 12th December 2013 at the Clementine Hall, Pope Francis received Ambassadors who were newly accredited to the Holy See. On the occasion of the presentation of the letters of credence, Pope Francis addressed to them the problem of human trafficking. “Such trafficking is a true form of slavery, unfortunately more and more widespread, which concerns every country, even the most developed. It is a reality which affects the most vulnerable in society: women of all ages, children, the handicapped, the poorest, and those who come from broken families and from difficult situations in society”.
Pope Francis to the New Ambassadors – full text