Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rome: Religious Women Conference on Human Trafficking

ROME, ITALY -- Women Religious [sic] from around the world will begin meeting in Rome today (Monday, June 15) to discuss the issue of human trafficking.

The three-day event has been organised by the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) and by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Fr Hernandez Sola, OAR, bureau chief at the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life said: "The problem of human trafficking represents a new form of slavery of the twenty-first century, one that offends the dignity and freedom of many women and minors, but also of youths and adult men, most of them from poor countries."

"These new forms of poverty remind us that religious life is, by vocation, called to play a prophetic role in society and the Church today. A new conception of charity must carry consecrated life to the new frontiers of evangelisation, and to the new forms of poverty, among the most serious of which is the loss of personal dignity"...


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