10 April 2014, The Tablet

Prevent, rescue, support

by Bernard Hogan-Howe

Modern slavery: the Vatican conference

The Metropolitan Police commissioner this week attended a Vatican conference on human trafficking chaired by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Here, the commissioner sets out his hopes for London to become a centre of good practice for the prevention of the crime and the care of victims The Pope has described human ­trafficking as a crime against ­humanity and a form of modern ­slavery. He has said that the human person should never be bought and sold like a commodity. I totally agree with him. What he describes is the wholesale abuse and exploitation of human beings. Instead of the commodity being drugs or guns, it is a man, woman or child. We need to do all we can to eradicate it. The “Combating Human Trafficking: Church and Law Enforcement in Partnership” conference, w
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