Catholics all over the world are encouraged to host or attend prayer services to create greater awareness about trafficking.
Pope addresses the topic of slavery on the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking victims.
Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly to focus on preaching the Word, tackling trafficking and promoting missionary communion in Cashel & Emly.
Bishop McAreavey calls for law to criminalise the purchase of sex to be enacted quickly in the Republic of Ireland.
Human trafficking now ranks as the second most profitable worldwide criminal enterprise after the illegal arms trade.