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February 8, 2018 is the World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking - Pope Francis

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"Whoever fights for interests builds war, whoever fights for causes builds peace" (MG)

 February 08 is the 4th World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking.

On this day when the Church celebrates the memory and the life of Saint Josefina Bakhita, who suffered the drama of being trafficked for slave work, Pope Francis proposed this initiative of reflection and prayer to the victims and their families of this horrible crime.

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Fr. Paolo Parise was awarded the Alceu Amoroso Lima Award from the Cândido Mendes University and the Alceu Amoroso Lima Center for Freedom - Rio de Janeiro

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On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Fr. Paolo Parice was awarded the Alceu Amoroso Lima Human Rights Award, which was awarded by the Cândido Mendes University and the Alceu Amoroso Lima Center for Freedom at Rio de Janeiro.

Since Fr. Paolo was not in Brazil on that date, Fr. Mauro Geremia received the award in his place. In his words of gratitude, Fr. Mauro Geremia said: "I will describe three stories at this time. This award has, first, a long history; second, a story of pain; and third, a beautiful story.

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P. Paolo Parise fue galardonado con el Premio Alceu Amoroso Lima de la Universidad Cândido Mendes y del Centro Alceu Amoroso Lima para la Libertad - Rio de Janeiro

DEV 20 2017 by SIMN
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El martes 12 de diciembre de 2017, el P. Paolo Parice fue galardonado con el Premio Alceu Amoroso Lima Derechos Humanos otorgado por la Universidad Cândido Mendes y el Centro Alceu Amoroso Lima para la Libertad de Rio de Janeiro.

Dado que P. Paolo no se encontraba en Brasil en esa fecha, P. Mauro Geremia recibió el premio en su lugar. En sus palabras de agradecimiento, el P. Mauro Geremia sostuvo: “Voy a describir tres historias en este momento. Este premio tiene, primero, una larga historia; segundo, una historia de dolor; y tercero, una hermosa historia. 

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The Human Rights of Migrant Workers Do Not Have Borders!

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On December 18, in the framework of the 27th Anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and their Families; The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), the Scalabrini Migrant Centers Network, we call on the governments of the States to fulfill the human rights of migrant workers and their families.

The Heads of States, Congressmen and Senators, if you want to put an end to the tragedy experienced by Migrant Workers and their families, you have the urgent responsibility of being guided by the strict compliance with the human rights subscribed in the 1990 Convention, to eliminate all forms of violations perpetrated against migrant workers.

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