Vatican: International Conference on Human Trafficking

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The Sector for Migrants and Refugees of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development organized an International Conference on Human Trafficking. Bishops, priests, men and women religious, project coordinators and pastoral agents from all over the world (a total of almost 200 experts in the field) gathered in Vatican City from 8-11 April 2019 to discuss the subject.

The purpose of the meeting, which was not open to the public, was to study initiatives aimed at implementing the document “Pastoral Guidelines on Human Trafficking,” prepared by the same sector of the Dicastery and approved by Pope Francis.

Another objective, no less important according to the organizers, was to “promote a broader and deeper understanding of the phenomenon [of human trafficking] and help coordinate actions aimed at eradicating it.”