International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

In 2015, Pope Francis declared 8 February each year (the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan) to be the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.

To mark this important day, the Office for Justice and Peace, the Archdiocesan Office for Youth, the South Sudan Catholic Community, the Australian Catholic Religious Against the Trafficking of Humans (ACRATH) and the Melbourne Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office invite you to attend St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 8th February 2018 as a means of fulfilling Pope Francis’ desire to end the scourge of modern day slavery.

“… the trade in human beings, a modern form of slavery, violates the God-given dignity of so many of our brothers and sisters and constitutes a true crime against humanity.”

 - Pope Francis 2017

Date:              Thursday 8February 2018

Times:           6.30pm (Holy Hour)
                         7.30pm (Mass)

Place:             St Patrick’s Cathedral

East Melbourne Principal Celebrant: Very Rev Joe Caddy, Episcopal Vicar for Social Services and Justice