Pope’s 2015 World Peace Day message will focus on human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human trafficking destroys the lives of millions of children, women and men each year, making it a real threat to peace, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2015 World Peace Day message would focus on the phenomenon. “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” will be the theme for…

Campaign against human trafficking must focus on victims, speakers say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Estimates of the number of people around the world who are victims of human trafficking are rising, partly because globalization has made it easier to move people and partly because governments, churches and international organizations are better at recognizing the phenomenon, a U.S. government official said. Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large in the…

Human trafficking. In Minnesota. In St. Cloud.

Regional organizations, nonprofit groups, nuns and police are shining light on an oft-hidden problem in our area Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Jennifer Janikula A 28-year-old man met a 15-year-old runaway girl. He beat her, raped her and forced her into prostitution. For more than a year, he purchased Internet ads to promote a multi-city…