Pope Francis: Human trafficking is vile

“Trafficking in persons” is vile activity, a disgrace to our society which calls itself civilized! Exploiters and clients at all levels should make a serious examination of conscience, within themselves and before God!” These were the words of Pope Francis to the participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. The Church – the Pope added – renews her strong call that the dignity and centrality of each person be always protected, in respect of fundamental rights. He called on the international community and individual states to respond to this humanitarian emergency and implement legislation to safeguard migrants’ dignity, to improv …

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