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Human rights activists protest against keeping U.S. military-run Guantanamo prison open

Release of Guantanamo detainees appears to be on upswing

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON (CNS) — The recent releases of several men from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is seen as a sign that other transfers are in the works by advocates for the more than 140 men still being held. Fawzi al-Odah, a Kuwaiti national, was transferred to authorities in his…

Pope Francis greets crowd as he leaves general audience in St. Peter's Square

First world day against human trafficking set for February

November 26, 2014 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for Feb. 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun. The day is intended to raise awareness and to encourage reflection on “the…

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