NATIONAL: Saint inspires prayer, reflection and action against slavery
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) are inviting Catholics to mark St Bakhita Day on 8 February and at weekend Masses on 9 and 10 February.
Pope Francis has declared the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, which is celebrated each year on 8 February, to be the World Day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking.
St Josephine Bakhita, of Sudanese origin, is the patron saint of victims of slavery and of Sudan. She was canonised by St John Paul II on 1 October 2000.
ACRATH, CRA and the