The 8th International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Trafficking in Persons

8 February 2022

The leaders of major religions signed a pledge in Vatican on the 2nd of December 2014 to end human slavery by 2020. Inspired by Pope Francis, the Unions of Major Superiors, chose 8th of February as a day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. This day is chosen because this is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. She was a Canossian nun who went through the suffering of slavery as a child, but she had maintained her faith in Jesus the just master.

To pray and reflect:

During these days, the text “María Antonia París, friend and companion in the journey” is being distributed.