Catholic resources on modern slavery

Pope Francis

GENERAL AUDIENCE
Saint Peter's Square (Video)
1 May 2013

VIGIL OF PENTECOST WITH THE ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS
Saint Peter's Square (Video)
18 May 2013

ADDRESS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE PLENARY OF THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE PASTORAL CARE OF MIGRANTS AND ITINERANT PEOPLE (Video)
24 May 2013

ANGELUS, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Saint Peter's Square (Video)
26 May 2013

GENERAL AUDIENCE (Video)
12 June 2013

MESSAGE FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
5 August 2013

MEETING WITH WORKERS
Largo Carlo Felice, Cagliari, Sardinia (Video)
22 September 2013

ADDRESS TO THE NEW AMBASSADORS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LETTERS OF CREDENCE
12 December 2013

URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE CHRISTMAS 2013 (Video)
25 December 2013

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, ANGELUS
Saint Peter’s Square (Video)
29 December 2013

MESSAGE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE
1 January 2014

ADDRESS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE (Video)
13 January 2014

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE LENTEN BROTHERHOOD CAMPAIGN IN BRAZIL
25 February 2014

Human Trafficking, an open wound on society
10 April 2014

ADDRESS TO MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC CHILD BUREAU (BICE)
11 April 2014

POPE FRANCIS TO THE SANTA MARTA GROUP (Video)
28 April 2014

HOLY MASS, HOMILY
Manger Square, Bethlehem (Video)
25 May 2014

MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 103rd SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
Geneva, 28 May 2014

ADDRESS TO HIS GRACE JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND HIS ENTOURAGE
16 June 2014

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SANTA MARTA GROUP
London, 5-6 December 2014

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2015
NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD. 
48th WORLD DAY OF PEACE
ANGELUS
Saint Peter’s Square, 1st January 2015

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
48th WORLD DAY OF PEACE
HOMILY
Vatican Basilica, 1st January 2015

ANGELUS
Saint Peter’s Square, 4 January 2015

HOLY MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Vatican Basilica, 6 January 2015

ADDRESS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE
Sala Regia, 12 january 2015

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SRY LANKA AND THE PHILIPPINES. PRESS CONFERENCE ONBOARD THE FLIGHT FROM COLOMBO TO MANILA
Papal Flight, 15 January 2015

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SRY LANKA AND THE PHILIPPINES. MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
Sports field of Santo Tomás University, Manila, 18 January 2015

ADDRESS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE FOR THE TRADITIONAL EXCHANGE OF NEW YEAR GREETINGS
Sala Regia, 11 January 2016

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MEXICO. MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, REPRESENTATIVES OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS
National Palace, Mexico City, 13 February 2016

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MEXICO
HOMILY
Ciudad Juárez Fair Grounds, 17 February 2016

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MEXICO. MEETING WITH THE WORLD OF LABOUR
Bachilleres College, State of Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, 17 February 2016

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MEXICO. IN-FLIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE FROM MEXICO TO ROME
Papal Flight, 17 February 2016

GENERAL AUDIENCE
Saint Peter's Square, 24 February 2016

JOINT DECLARATION 
OF HIS HOLINESS BARTHOLOMEW, ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE,
OF HIS BEATITUDE IERONYMOS, ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS AND ALL GREECE
 AND OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
Mòria Refugee Camp, Lesvos, 16 April 2016

ADDRESS TO THE AMBASSADORS OF ESTONIA, MALAWI, NAMIBIA, THE SEYCHELLES, THAILAND AND ZAMBIA
ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE
Clementine Hall, 19 May 2016

STATEMENT TO THE "JUDGES' SUMMIT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ORGANIZED CRIME"

Casina Pio IV – Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City, 3 June 2016

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO ARMENIA. COMMON DECLARATION OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS AND HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II AT HOLY ETCHMIADZIN, REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Etchmiadzin, Apostolic Palace, Sunday, 26 June 2016

LETTER FOR THE BICENTENNIAL OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
9 July 2016

MESSAGE FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017
“Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless”
8 September 2016

JUBILEE AUDIENCE
Saint Peter's Square, 10 September 2016

GREETING TO MEMBERS OF THE "SANTA MARTA GROUP"
Consistory Hall, 27 October 2016

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SWEDEN. IN-FLIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE FROM SWEDEN TO ROME
Papal Flight, 1 November 2016

ADDRESS
 TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE 3rd WORLD MEETING OF POPULAR MOVEMENTS
Paul VI Audience Hall, 5 November 2016

GREETING TO THE SECOND EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY OF RENATE
Clementine Hall, 7 November 2016

ADDRESS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN UNION OF THE BUSINESS EXECUTIVES (UNIAPAC)
Sala Regia, 17 November 2016

LETTER TO BISHOPS ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS
From the Vatican, 28 December 2016

MESSAGE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH WORLD DAY OF PEACE
1 January 2017

ADDRESS
 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO THE HOLY SEE 
FOR THE TRADITIONAL EXCHANGE OF NEW YEAR GREETINGS
Sala Regia, 9 January 2017

GENERAL AUDIENCE
Paul VI Audience Hall, 8 February 2017

ADDRESS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON "MIGRATION AND PEACE"
21 February 2017

 

Pope Benedict XVI

ENCYCLICAL LETTER SPE SALVI TO THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON CHRISTIAN HOPE
30 November 2007

ADDRESS TO H.E. MR. REINHARD SCHWEPPE, NEW AMBASSADOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY TO THE HOLY SEE
7 November 2011


Pope St. John Paul II

EVANGELIUM VITAE
To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women religious, Lay Faithful, and all People of Good Will on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life
25 March 1995

Incarnationis Mysterium
BULL OF INDICTION OF THE GREAT JUBILEE OF THE YEAR 2000 TO ALL THE FAITHFUL JOURNEYING TOWARDS THE THIRD MILLENNIUM, HEALTH AND THE APOSTOLIC BLESSING
29 November 1998

LETTER TO ARCHBISHOP JEAN-LOUIS TAURAN ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SLAVERY – THE HUMAN RIGHTS DIMENSION TO TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS” 
15 May 2002


Pope Paul VI

PASTORAL CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD GAUDIUM ET SPES
7 December 1965


Pope Leo XIII

IN PLURIMIS, ENCYCLICAL ON THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
5 May 1888

RERUM NOVARUM, ENCYCLICAL ON CAPITAL AND LABOR
15 May 1891


Pontifical Academies

Statement of the Joint PAS/PASS Workshop on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility
2-6 May 2014


Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

Anti-Trafficking Department

Bakhita Initiative
A 10-page PDF booklet giving you detailed information on the Bakhita Initiative - the Catholic Church's response to human trafficking.  


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Anti-Trafficking Program


The Santa Marta Group

The Santa Marta Group is an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis who called it “an open wound on the body of contemporary society”, to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery. 


Other documents

22nd ORDINARY SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON THE SCOURGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. STATEMENT BY ARCHBISHOP SILVANO M. TOMASI, PERMANENT OBSERVER OF THE HOLY SEE TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA
7 March 2013

24th ORDINARY SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON MODERN FORMS OF SLAVERY. ADDRESS OF ARCHBISHOP SILVANO M. TOMASI, PERMANENT OBSERVER OF THE HOLY SEE TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND SPECIALIZED AGENCIES
Practical steps in the fight against modern slavery
12 September 2013

Let's Move Against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Video
Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
27 January 2015

4th Global Report on Sexual Exploitation
Fondation Scelles

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