» 07/31/2017, 15.04
Bishops commit to battle against Human Trafficking
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has launched a new forum to combat trafficking in human beings in the country. In each diocese there will be an office to denounce individual cases. Various religious associations collaborate on the initiative. Pope Francis denounces: "An aberrant plague"
Unsuccessful search for missing missionary in Mindanao
Police, authorities and Catholic Church intensify search operations to find Father Bola, who disappeared nine days ago in Mindanao. According to prevailing theory, he is the victim of a settlement of scores after he got in an argument with a neighbour known to be involved in drug trafficking.
24/07/2017 14:13:00 PHILIPPINES
Human Trafficking in Asia: women of different religions mobilise
For the first time, the role of women is highlighted as a key to prevent the new slave trade. Nearly 45 million people are victim of trafficking all over the world, nearly two thirds in Asia. For Sister Cecilian Espenilla of Talitha Kum, an organisation of Catholic women, modern slavery is opposed by all religious traditions. It is a crime against humanity and a serious offense against God.
Manila all set for a day of prayer against human trafficking
The Movement, made up of Catholics and Protestants, has called a day of meeting, discussion and prayer for December 12. At least 5 thousand people expected. The recent devastation caused by the earthquake and typhoon have exacerbated the phenomenon of modern slavery. The heads of the churches in the Philippines makes concrete proposals against traffickers and for protection of victims.
Oppressed by poverty, 3,000 Filipinos sell their organs
Presidency calls a meeting to find ways to counter organ trafficking. Senator criticises national policies that protect foreigners and treat Filipinos as organ suppliers.
Standing with Pope Francis, Filipino bishops call on every Christian to end "modern slavery"
The president of the Bishops' Conference cites the declaration signed by Pope along with world religious leaders. For Villegas, the Lord came down to die on the Cross in order to set His people free, not only from the bondage of sin, but also from the evil one that preys on every human weakness and vulnerability of the individual and society.
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