Pope’s Address to ‘Santa Marta Group’ in the Vatican
The following is a Vatican-provided translation of the Holy Father’s address today to the “Santa Marta Group,” meeting in the Vatican, Feb. 8-9, 2018:
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Dear Brother Bishops,
I am happy to greet you, the members of the Santa Marta Group, at the conclusion of your Conference, which is devoted this year to providing a worldwide perspective on human trafficking and modern slavery. As leaders in law enforcement, research and public policy, and pastoral assistance, you offer an essential contribution to addressing the causes and effects of this modern-day scourge, which continues to cause untold human suffering.
It is my hope