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Sisters of Mercy oppose human trafficking

Sisters of Mercy across the globe continue Catherine McAuley’s ministry of outreach with distressed women today by opposing human trafficking. Women, children and men are all victims of human trafficking.

To find out more about Mercy’s worldwide action to oppose human trafficking click here

Sunday, 8 February 2015, the Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947), marked the first World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Trafficking in Persons.

As a young woman St Josephine was kidnapped into slavery in Sudan before meeting and entering the Canossian Daughters of Charity in 1893. St Bakhita is the patron of trafficked persons.

Mercy Global Action Working Group Opposing Human Trafficking has prepared a prayer resource which you are invited to use.

 Click here to download the prayer resource from the Mercy International Association website.

Light a candle against human trafficking here