St. Josephine Bakhita, Patron Saint of Trafficked People

Pope Francis has declared February 8 as the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, Canossian Sister, survivor and patron saint of trafficked people. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a little girl and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy.

Once she was eventually freed, she dedicated her life to sharing her story of deliverance from slavery and bringing comfort to the poor and suffering.  We are invited to make this a day of prayer, reflection and action to help eliminate human trafficking in all its forms.  

Learn about the efforts of Catholic Relief Services to combat human trafficking worldwide: crs.org/trafficking  

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