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World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

Nuns and lay people hold lighted candles as they pray for victims human trafficking to mark the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Trafficking in Persons outside the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia in Ermita, Manila on Thursday. The world day of prayer falls each year on Feb. 8, the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who is the patron saint of human trafficking and slavery victims.