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The Pope Video – December 2020

DECEMBER: For a life of prayer

2020.12.03.

The Pope Video – November 2020

NOVEMBER: Artificial Intelligence

2020.11.06.

Human trafficking to feature in BAFTA film festival and European competition

It is “a festival of films about trafficking and the moves to combat what Pope Francis has described as a ‘crime against humanity’,” stated RENATE, which is inviting people to submit short four-minute films.

2020.08.03.

Take action against modern day slavery, says Caritas on UN World Day Against Trafficking

Lockdown measures have increased the difficulty for trafficking victims of escaping and finding help when they are held in situations against their will, says Caritas International.

2020.07.30.

Ireland downgraded in report on fight against human trafficking

“We must be under no illusions – sex trafficking is happening in every city, town and village across the country, and it is overwhelmingly women and girls who are sacrificed to fill the demand for sexual gratification from so-called ‘sex buyers’,” said Ruhama CEO Barbara Condon.

2020.07.13.

The Pope Video – June 2020

JUNE : Compassion for the world

2020.06.05.
2020.05.06.

The Pope Video – April 2020

April: Liberation from addictions

2020.04.30.

The Pope Video – March 2020

Catholics in China

2020.03.11.

The Pope Video – February 2020

Hear the cries of migrants

2020.02.07.

Archbishop highlights scandal of human trafficking

“Christians are called to make the connection between faith and earth, between theology and ecology, constructing common cause with those who challenge confinement and usher in freedom. This is where we will find Jesus Christ today” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2019.12.19.

Message from bishops in Northern Ireland ahead of Westminster General Election

"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.

2019.12.06.

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.
2019.02.07.

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.
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