Campaign in Brazil to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking

Gospel Message Brings Liberation to Those Suffering From Slavery, Says Director

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A new campaign titled “Mission to relieve” that will be launched in Brazil this October will seek to draw attention to slavery and human trafficking.

The inspiration for the title of this initiative comes from a passage in the Gospel of Luke: “He has sent me to proclaim liberty.”

“The mission of the Messiah is given by the God of life and therefore brings liberation to those who suffer from some form of slavery. Today, Jesus challenges us to take on the same mission,” said Fr. Camilo Pauletti, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Brazil.

“The theme emerges today as a great challenge for the mission,” he said.

The aim of “Mission to relieve” is to bring awareness of the existence of slavery and human trafficking in its various forms, be it through exploitation in the workplace; sexual exploitation; trafficking in organs; or trafficking of children for adoption.

Pontifical Mission Societies in Brazil organizes the annual Missionary Campaign in collaboration with the Episcopal Conference, through the Committee for Missionary Action and Inter-ecclesial Cooperation, the Commission for the Amazon and other organizations that form the National Missionary Council.

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