The Church today remembers at Mass and in its prayer the victims of human trafficking on the memorial of St Josephine Bakhita who was canonised 1st October 2000 by Pope John Paul and made Parton saint of survivors of human trafficking. Her story began in Darfur, modern day Sudan where she was kidnapped as a young child and subject to the cruelty of slavery for many years of her life. By the grace of God an Italian family rescued her from slavery and took her to Italy where she came to be baptised and a member of the Church. She went on to become a religious sister dedicating her life God. She died on this day 1947, aged 77. We ask St Josephine's prayers for an end to trafficking.
You may find the link below of interest as we pray for an end to this awful problem in our world: