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Prayer marathon for the end of trafficking in persons

From 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. people and organizations from all over the world will join in prayer for an end to human trafficking. 

Maria José Atienza-February 5, 2021-Reading time: 2 minutes
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The initiative, promoted by Talitha Kum in collaboration with the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, Caritas Internationalis, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations, the Focolare Movement and many other organizations, will take place on February 8, the liturgical memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita.

From Oceania to the Americas, next Monday, on the occasion of the VII World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Trafficking in Human BeingsAnyone who wants to can join the online prayer marathon for an "Economy without Human Trafficking". It will be the first time that the central event of this day will be held virtually and will give the opportunity to bring together all the realities committed against human trafficking in the world.

Through Youtube

The day, which pcan be followed through the Jornada Mundia YouTube channell will begin at 10:00 am with prayer led by the organizing committee. From then until 5:00 pm marking the different time zones, there will be a moment of "shared" online prayer with translations in five languages, will travel around the different areas of the planet to focus attention and raise awareness on one of the main causes of human trafficking, the dominant economic model, whose limits and contradictions are aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic. At 1:40 p.m., this Day will feature a key moment: the video message of Pope Francis.

As highlighted by the nun Gabriella Bottanicoordinator of Talitha Kum, "The Holy Father asked the Church to stop and reflect on the dominant economic model and seek alternative paths. The dominant economic model is one of the main structural causes of human trafficking in our globalized world. Throughout this day, we will chart together a path of reflection for an economy that promotes life and decent work for all.".

The day can be supported through social networks with the official hashtag #PrayAgainstTrafficking

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