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Topic - Benedict Xvi
Pope Francis is contributing to the fight against human trafficking by making the matter a frequent point of public discourse, says a U.S. ambassador who specializes in the subject.
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For some years now, the Catholic Church in the United States has been experiencing signs of new energy and new life — something of a new Pentecost.
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"Part of our goal is to encourage NGOs we work with to think outside-the-box," he explained. "For example, many NGOs do a great job addressing the child sex trafficking or migration issue; however, we encourage these organizations to take a hard look at issues facing adults or people in their own countries, rather than only children or migrants. It’s important to look at the issue of human trafficking holistically."
For instance, I was struck that at the Mass we had here in Washington for the St. Josephine Bakita feast, the priest talked in the sermon very extensively about what Pope Benedict XVI wrote on human trafficking.