Apathy and greed prevent the end of human trafficking, says Pope

Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

While much has been done in recognising the seriousness and extent of this “true crime against humanity,” he said, “much more needs to be done on the level of raising public awareness and effecting a better coordination of efforts by governments, the judiciary system, law enforcement officials and social workers.”

The Pope spoke to more than 100 people taking part in the second assembly of RENATE – Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation on November 7.

In his speech to participants, the Pope said this modern form of slavery was “one of the most troubling” open wounds afflicting the world today “and constitutes a true crime against humanity.”

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