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Cardinal Czerny: It’s taken 10 years to talk openly about human trafficking

Cardinal Michael Czerny shares how the Church’s first responders to the victims of human trafficking have developed their ministry over the years, in an interview with Vatican News.

Tributes paid to Egypt’s ‘Doctor of the poor’

A man known in Egypt as the “Doctor of the poor” has died at the age of 76. Dr Mohammed Mashally spent his life treating the poor for a minimal fee.

Pakistan: Church launches first news service

The Church in Pakistan unveils Radio Veritas Asia Urdu Service on 25 July – the first Catholic news program of its kind in the country.

One in four trafficking victims in Europe is a child

According to a new report released by "Save The Children Italy" a quarter of suspected or identified trafficking victims in Europe are children.

Argentina mourns Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo founder

One of the founding members of Argentina's Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo dies at the age of 100. Haydee Vallino spent decades searching for her daughter and son, which ended in her finding her granddaughter.

Caritas Internationalis reports ‘worrying’ increase in human trafficking

On the eve of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Caritas Internationalis urges governments to increase efforts “to identify victims of trafficking and exploitation.”

El Salvador suspends celebrations for feast of Divine Saviour

The traditional procession of the Divine Saviour of the World, which takes place each year in San Salvador on August 5, has been suspended in 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Malta’s military rescue 95 migrants after long delay

Malta's military have rescued 95 migrants found in distress on a dinghy off Libya and ferried them ashore near Valletta.

Pope Francis lauds solidarity initiative in Brazil

Pope Francis sends a message through Cardinal Michael Czerny praising the efforts of the Sem Terra Movement in the fight against hunger amid the Covid-19 crisis in Brazil.

Pope pens preface to book on hope in the Covid-19 pandemic

Pope Francis writes the preface to a new book entitled “Communion and Hope”, and encourages everyone to rediscover solidarity amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.