Day of Prayer & Fasting for Human Trafficking Victims


Fight human trafficking.  Pray with us and others on February 8 for a day of prayer and fasting for survivors and victims of human trafficking.

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Pray for the captives’ safety and health.  Pray for the girls at risk of trafficking as well as the people who mentor and volunteer to help the trafficked victims. Pray that more people volunteer as guides for this helpless population.

After Pope Francis entrusted two Vatican academies to study the problem of human trafficking, a group of women religious asked the pope to raise greater awareness in the church about the issue by establishing a worldwide day of prayer and fasting.

Pope Francis approved the suggested date of February 8, the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. Josephine was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once she was freed, she became a sister of the Institute of Canossian Daughters of Charity and dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering.

Follow this link to a prayer service adapted from the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC),: Bakhita Prayer Service.  

Thank you for praying and fasting!

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