St. Josephine Bakhita

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Human Trafficking "disfigures" Human Dignity: Pope Francis in Video Message

Feb 9, 2023

To commemorate the World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis called on young people to affirm the human dignity of others.

Timothy P. Schmalz with his sculpture ‘Let the Oppressed Go Free.’. Courtesy of Timothy P. Schmalz.

St. Josephine Bakhita Sculpture Shines Light on Reality of Human Trafficking

Feb 8, 2022

The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8.

A bronze sculpture of Saint Josephine Bakhita, patron of trafficking victims, will be installed in the Vatican. Holy See Press Office.

Saint Josephine Bakhita Sculpture to be Installed in St. Peter’s Square

Feb 3, 2022

The sculpture will be in St. Peter's Square for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking on February 8.

Poster announcing the human trafficking webinar. Credit: Caritas Ghana

Stakeholders “must come together” to Combat Human Trafficking: Catholic Nun in Ghana

Feb 1, 2022

A Catholic Nun in Ghana has underscored the need for various stakeholders, including religious leaders, government authorities, and organizations in the West African nation, to “come together” in the fight against the “scourge” of human trafficking.