CCCB President participates in International Conference on Human TraffickingTuesday, April 08 2014
Pope Francis has convoked the second International Conference on Human Trafficking, which will take place April 9 and 10, 2014, at the Holy See. The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), will be representing the Bishops of Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have also delegated a representative, Inspector André Gauthier of the International Liaison Coordination Center – Human Smuggling Project Investigations. This International Conference, under the responsibility of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and organized by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, is being chaired by His Eminence Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
The event will gather Church authorities and representatives of police services from over 20 countries for two days of discussions on “Combating Human Trafficking: Church and law enforcement in partnership”. During an audience at the closing of the conference, the Holy Father will meet with victims, participants and police chiefs. A joint statement will be released at the end of the two-day session during a news conference.