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President of RENATE, Interview with Global Sisters Report for February, 8th

 

Imelda Poole, IBVM, President of RENATE is featured in this week’s edition of The Global Sister’s Report, a Project of National Catholic Report in the United States of America.
Interviewed by Sarah Mac Donald, a freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland, Imelda talks about her work in Albania and the work of the wider network RENATE, during this week which started with the 8th of February, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
Full text available here: Imelda Poole IBVM_Interview with GSR for St. Bakhita Day 2016
 
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person

Shine a Light on Modern Slavery, Dedicate Time to Human Trafficking

 

As Justice & Peace co-ordinator for my congregation, I sent a letter to all our communities , inviting the sisters to dedicate the next two weeks to Human Trafficking, under the title “Shine a light on Modern Slavery”.
Sisters from all over the world, were invited to reflect and get to know this reality better, to come closer to it, to pray for the victims and the traffickers, to open their eyes to discover the “slaves” that are near us and to get in touch with organisations that work with them, and if possible, to bring a ray of hope to those who are the victims of modern slavery.
Begoña Iñarra, currently in Rome, participated at the vigil organised by USMI – Conference of Major Superiors of Italy – on Saturday evening, 6th February. This vigil was followed by Mass on Sunday, the 7th of February, where prayers were said for the victims of human trafficking.
Afterwards, we all went to St. Peter’s Square, to hear the Pope pray the Angelus. Two young Africans carried a large photo of St. Bakhita, to St. Peter’s Square. It was a very special occasion for everyone present, as we prayed together in solidarity with all those who are victims of Human Trafficking and Exploitation.
Sr. Begoña Iñarra, Fundacion Amaranta, Spain
 
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person