Meditations for the “Way of the Cross” this year will be dedicated to the suffering of victims of human trafficking. Pope Francis has entrusted the preparation of the texts for the “Via Crucis” on Good Friday, to Sister Eugenia Bonetti, a Consolata missionary and President of the Association “Slaves no more”. The announcement was made by the “ad interim” Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Alessandro Gisotti, on Friday.

The Association “Slaves no more” was founded in December 2012, by a group of religious and lay people involved in the fight against human trafficking and in protecting victims of the same. The Association’s President, Sr Eugenia Bonetti, has been dealing with this phenomenon, that involves thousands of girls, many of them migrants, for over twenty years.

In a recent interview with Vatican Radio, Sr Bonetti explained the importance of “preventing and combatting violence against women”, along with the phenomenon of trafficking, “by networking with other groups, organizations and associations, both in Italy and abroad”. Trafficking in human beings is a phenomenon that “affects several countries of origin, transit and destination, with which we would like to intensify contacts and collaboration”, she said.

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Source: Vatican News