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Prayers for Purfleet: Archbishop of Armagh appeals for help to end human trafficking

“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.

2019.10.28.

Vatican calls for greater action to combat trafficking

Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin highlight the work done by church initiatives such as Talitha Kum and the Santa Marta Group in fighting this global scourge.

2019.09.28.

Drowning tragedy requires urgent response from international community, says Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service has called for the restoration of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean following drowning of 150 people in a shipwreck on Thursday.

2019.07.27.

Immigrant council calls for reform of immigration system in Ireland

“From our extensive experience it is clear the immigration system is crying out for reform,” says Catherine Cosgrave, Managing Solicitor, Immigrant Council of Ireland.

2019.05.30.

Victims of sex trafficking “are living and working beside you”

They may not look like victims of sex trafficking because they are not locked away, and they may be able to attend health checks or go to Western Union to wire some money home.

2019.03.03.

Religious sisters on the front lines of the war against human trafficking

“Any man, woman or child who has been trafficked, or could be trafficked, clearly needs our unconditional love.”

2019.03.02.

UK Cardinal backs anti-trafficking conference in Nigeria

Organised by the Santa Marta Group (preventing human trafficking and modern slavery), the conference has as its theme ‘Church and state working together to restore dignity to trafficked persons’.

2018.11.14.

Research highlights need for vigilance against child trafficking into Ireland

“We, at MECPATHS, remain fixed in our efforts to reach out to hotels, to reach out to offer supported learning to hoteliers and the hotel industry to make a difference” – JP O’Sullivan.

2018.09.13.

Queen awards MBE to Loreto nun for her anti-trafficking work

Prestigious honour recognises Sr Imelda Poole’s "outstanding service in combatting human trafficking and modern slavery".

2018.06.10.

Santa Marta Group and the fight against human trafficking

Always remember the victim at the centre of this evil crime; the enslaved person who demands our action in combating trafficking - Cardinal Nichols

2018.02.11.

Women’s evidence convicts their traffickers

Caritas Bakhita House provides women escaping modern slavery and human trafficking with safety. In 2016 some 50 people availed of its services.

2018.02.01.

Pope Francis announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

Amazon's indigenous people are “often forgotten and without the prospect of a serene future because of the crisis of the Amazonian rain forest, a ‘lung’ of primary importance for our planet.”

2017.10.17.

A.K. Shalom Award presented to Irish missionary in Germany

State-sanctioned executions of people suspected of being drug users or dealers in the Philippines have reached a high of about 8,000 since 30 June 2016.

2017.05.10.

Irish missionary priest appeals over scandal of child brides

“It seems the male-dominated culture and religious mores are created by paedophiles to satisfy their sexual demands and desires. Such cultural and religious practices have to be outlawed and the laws implemented.”

2017.03.29.

Call by Bishop Brennan to stop human trafficking

Annual profits generated from trafficking in humans are as high as $32 billion (€29.1 billion) as 2.4 million people are trafficked globally.

2016.10.26.

Primate looks forward to working with UK’s new PM ‘in common good’

Struggle against human trafficking demonstrates new PM's commitment to the most vulnerable.

2016.07.13.

Govt urged to do more for those in prostitution

President of RENATE and spokeswoman for Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT) jointly criticise Amnesty International’s stance on prostitution.

2015.11.13.

Pope pledges support for efforts of St Marta group

Group's efforts to free the victims of new forms of slavery, rehabilitate them, and unmask the traffickers and those who create this market praised.

2015.10.31.

Pope meets relatives of Carrickmines fire tragedy

"To know that the Holy Father is with us even when the Government does not appear to be with us, that is why we are so religious.”

2015.10.27.

Bishops to issue statement on refugee crisis today

Contribution of religious congregations to the efforts to eradicate human trafficking and provide care and support to victims recognised.

2015.10.01.

Pope expresses concern at growing culture of waste

"Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity" Pontiff warns at UN General Assembly in New York.

2015.09.26.

Primate pays tribute to Padre Pio at Knock pilgrimage

Seven modern 'dolors': abortion, neglect of the earth, displacement of refugees, trafficking, addiction, assisted suicide or euthanasia & indifference.

2015.09.21.

Call for law to protect trafficked sex workers

Sexual Offences Bill will be an opportunity to “wreck the business model” for pimps and traffickers and ensure that Ireland is no longer a safe haven for such crimes.

2015.08.19.

Pope voices concern for refugees stranded at sea

“A new wave of boat people, ejected by excruciating poverty and conflict from both Myanmar and Bangladesh, are adrift in the seas.”

2015.05.26.

Church leaders seek to end migrants’ exploitation

Under a plan to be published on Wednesday, the EU is expected to impose migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the Union.

2015.05.12.

Mother Mary Aikenhead on path to sainthood

Pope Francis declares Irish foundress of Religious Sisters of Charity Venerable.

2015.03.19.

New archbishop sets out his priorities for ministry

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly to focus on preaching the Word, tackling trafficking and promoting missionary communion in Cashel & Emly.

2015.02.09.

Human trafficking is a real problem in Ireland

Archbishop tells members of Oireachtas and Diplomatic Corps that hidden in Irish society is a serious problem of people who are the victims of trafficking.

2015.01.02.

‘What can we do to tackle scandal of trafficking’

Catholic Primate says New Year's resolution should include personal and public awareness of what trafficking is and how it can be prevented.

2015.01.01.

Charities assess challenges of 2014

Setting up of Charities Regulatory Authority “a watershed moment for transparency” for charities in Ireland.

2014.12.28.
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