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The Catholic Church condemns human trafficking and has developed social service programs to serve and protect its survivors.
In the 2006 annual statement on migration, entitled “Migrations: A Sign of the Times,” Pope Benedict XVI deplored the “trafficking of human beings—especially women—which flourishes where opportunities to improve their standard of living or even to survive are limited.”
The US Catholic Conference of Bishops has extensive information on human trafficking and how you can get involved. Visit
How you can help prevent Human Trafficking:
- Be Part of the Solution.
- Learn more about the Church’s Response to Human Trafficking.
- Be observant. Identify victims in your community and respond appropriately.
- Use our Red Flags and Screening Questions to Identify Victims and then Take Action.
- Spread the word. Help us distribute posters and other resources in your community.
- For resources or to request technical assistance, training or consultancy services, contact Anti-Trafficking Services /202.541.3357.