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People

Reflections of a modern day slave

As a young boy growing up in Cambodia, Vannak Anan Prum loved drawing in the dirt with a stick, his artistic talent clearly evident to those in his small village. Little did he realise that decades later he would use his skills as an illustrator to send an important message to the world about the scourge of modern-day slavery.

Local

Honouring St Josephine Bakhita

Canossian Sisters joined members of the African Catholic community in celebrating the feast of St Josephine Bakhita in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral earlier this month.

News

Call to end slavery around the world

As Catholics prepare to celebrate the feast of St Josephine Bakhita this week they are being urged to work together, through grass roots action and corporate governance, to end slavery around the world.

International

Pope laments acceptance of human trafficking

During Sunday's Angelus prayer, the Pope recalled that July 30 is the United Nation's World Day Against Human Trafficking. It is a cause especially close to Pope Francis. Thus with harsh words, he lamented that the world has almost become accustomed to this criminal situation.