Pope Francis has designated 8th February, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Josephine Bakhita was born in Southern Sudan in 1869, and during her life experienced kidnapping and slavery in both Sudan and Italy. After gaining her freedom, Josephine Bakhita dedicated her life to sharing her story and to supporting the poor and suffering. She became a Canossian Sister and was canonised in 2000.
On Tuesday, 8th February, we invite you to join us and others across the world, to reflect on the realities of human trafficking; to raise awareness of the realities of the experiences of individuals who have been trafficked; to comfort, strengthen and empower survivor; and for an end to the trafficking in human beings.
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