Pope addresses modern slavery in Good Friday service

Pope Francis has led Good Friday services in dedication to migrants and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, urging Catholics to ‘open their eyes’ and ‘hear the cries’ of modern slaves. The speech also called for empathy for victims of sex trafficking, who are "condemned by a society which refuses to see this kind of exploitation". 

The Church has put a focus on human trafficking in recent years, through having bishops work to end the crime, developing an app and forming an alliance of global police chiefs to combat modern slavery and support victims. The app, developed with support from the Vatican and The Church of England, provides a platform for users to report slavery at car washes across the UK.

For more information on the app, click here.

Sonja Duncan