2022 Assembly


Pope Francis responds to queries from students and migrants regarding combatting Human Trafficking, on the week of part of the International Day of Awareness and Prayer against Human Trafficking.


Extending the consideration of the feast of St. Bakhita (8 February) and the workings of the Santa Marta Group Conference (8 & 9 February), Pope Francis responded to questions from the high-school students and from young migrants about ways they could help fight trafficking and reach out to survivors, at a meeting on 12 February last.
Through parishes and youth groups, he said, Catholic young people should meet survivors of trafficking, listen to their stories and befriend them. “Don’t be afraid to meet them,” the pope said. “Open your hearts, let them in.”
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 Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.