Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to host Conference on International Human Trafficking
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a statement on Thursday saying it would host an international human trafficking conference on Tuesday, May 8th in Rome. The conference is organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in collaboration with the Office for Migration Policy of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. The participants will discuss ways of preventing the practice and pastoral support and rehabilitation for the victims. Speakers will come mainly from the countries of origin of the victims, the destination states and security agencies engaged in preventing this crime. African will be represented by Nigeria and South Africa. Thousands of young women, men and children are trafficked every year to other countries where they are forced into slavery, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and different forms of labour. The statement said human trafficking is the second most profitable criminal enterprise in the world after the illegal arms trade. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace calls upon Catholics all-over the world to help in the fight and this crime.