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VATICAN CITY | Pope calls for protection of human trafficking’s victims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has exhorted governments to root out the causes of human trafficking and protect victims. Francis made the appeal while addressing faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. He encouraged people to denounce instances of exploitation and modern slavery and to resist indifference to victims’ suffering. He said many Catholic … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope calls for protection of human trafficking’s victims

ROME | Pope encourages mobster-plagued town to take law’s side

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is urging residents of a mobster-plagued Rome suburb to be courageous and side with the law. Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass on Sunday evening in Ostia, a seaside town. In his homily, he encouraged people to “knock down” the walls of social codes — known in Italy as “omerta” — … Continue reading ROME | Pope encourages mobster-plagued town to take law’s side