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On the Feast of St Bakhita, all are invited to join Caritas Plymouth for an hour of prayer, reflection and discussion from 5-6 pm on Tuesday 8 February 2022 to reflect on the challenges facing migrants and refugees. This free online event will discuss the issues facing refugees, migrants and those affected by modern slavery.

We look forward to welcoming guest speakers from the Jesuit Refugee Service and Brigid McEleney-Smith from Companions Sidmouth who will highlight the amazing opportunities offered by community sponsorship. The event will take place via Zoom and you can register by clicking the link below.

To register your details click here and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you nearer the time.

St Josephine Bakhita: Patron Saint of Human Trafficking Victims

St Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. On her Feast Day Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those affected by the crimes of modern slavery and human trafficking, and the people that volunteer and work to eradicate this crime. Josephine Margaret Bakhita  was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister who lived in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In 2000 she was declared a saint.

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favour from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God. - Isaiah 61:1-2

Defining Human and Sex Trafficking

Human and sex Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. It is happening in our local communities. 

Report Sex Trafficking

Here you will find information on who to contact. DO NOT WAIT. Your report could the be the difference between slavery and freedom.

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Know What To Look For

Knowing the signs of human and sex trafficking and responding with the appropriate help could save a life!

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How We Can Help

There are a number of ways we can help, please read on: 

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PRAYER For victims of human trafficking

We pray for the victims of human trafficking that they may be helped to rebuild their lives after the traumatic experiences they have gone through.

We pray that we, as the Church, will continue to defend victims of human trafficking.

We pray for our governments that they may make and implement laws that will protect victims of  modern day slavery.

We pray for those organisations dedicated to eradicating modern day slavery that they will be courageous in the face of challenges.

We pray for those caring for the victims of human trafficking, that their efforts to help the vulnerable and traumatised may not go unrewarded.


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