You are invited to join Caritas Plymouth and Caritas Clifton for an online event on the Feast of St Bakhita on Monday 8th February 2021 from 5-6pm to reflect on the challenges facing refugees and migrants and the threat of modern slavery. Pope Francis' Encyclical 'Fratelli Tutti' shared a vision of a more welcoming world. Our joint event, which will be attended by Bishop Mark O'Keefe and Bishop Declan Lang, will share prayers and reflections as well as offering some practical suggestions about how we can take steps to Welcome the Stranger into our communities.
St Josephine Bakhita: Patron Saint of Human Trafficking Victims
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.