November 4, 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Police chiefs and bishops are called to work together to assist the victims of human trafficking and help them find freedom and healing, Pope Francis said.
“You … by your mission are called to be near to these victims and to accompany them on a pathway of dignity and freedom,” the pope wrote in a message addressed to the Santa Marta Group, an international network of senior law enforcement chiefs and church leaders.
The group gathered in late October in the Spanish town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid. Also in attendance was Queen Sofia of Spain, displaying her support to help find ways to eradicate the modern form of slavery.