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Prayer for the Victims/Survivors of Human Trafficking
They are the trafficked, the poor and wretched of the earth, the downtrodden enslaved women and children, and men, forced to work without pay, sexually exploited, and abused.
Lord Jesus, you came to free them all, to inspire us your followers to stand up and fight for their dignity and freedom and rights, today and every day.
You walked among them and declared them all to be your friends, your family, your people, you are one with them, inspire us, Lord, to be one with you and one with them to bring them freedom, justice, peace, and healing.
by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
A Quote to Remember
“It is not possible to remain indifferent before the knowledge that human beings are bought and sold like goods! I think of the adoption of children for the extraction of their organs, of women deceived and obliged to prostitute themselves, of workers exploited and denied rights or a voice, and so on. And this is human trafficking. It is precisely on this level that we need to make a good examination of conscience: how many times have we permitted a human being to be seen as an object, to be put on show in order to sell a product or to satisfy an immoral desire? The human person ought never to be sold or bought as if he or she were a commodity. Whoever uses human persons in this way and exploits them, even if indirectly, becomes an accomplice of injustice.”
by Pope Francis