The Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said human trafficking still constitutes an open injury to our contemporary world.
In a statement by the Pontif, “Trafficking in persons still constitutes an open wound on the body of contemporary society.”
Pope Francis also appreciate all those who have been involved in one way or the other in combating this social problem.
“I offer heartfelt thanks to all those who work on behalf of the innocent victims of the commodification of the human person. Much remains to be done!” He added.
July 30 has been set aside by the United Nations as World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This was established to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promote and protect their rights.