Pope praises police-Church network to stop trafficking, meets victims

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pope Francis and CCCB PresidentCatholic News Service (CNS) has issued a news story on the recent International Conference on Combatting Human Trafficking: Church and Law Enforcement in Partnership, which was held in Vatican City, April 9-10, 2014. The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), participated in the meeting which brought together representatives of the Church and of police services from around the world. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were represented by Inspector Andre Gauthier from its International Liaison Coordination Center – Human Smuggling Project Investigations.

CNS has graciously given permission to the CCCB to circulate its news story and also to translate it into French. Diocesan organizations and communications offices wishing to circulate or reprint the text are asked to ensure it includes the CNS copyright notice as well as the tagline “Redistributed [or reprinted] with permission of Catholic News Service”.

Link to the news story

Link to CCCB translation in French of the CNS news story (PDF)