Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pope condemns human trafficking, sex tourism :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) | Catholic Glasses

Source: Catholic Glasses

“Vatican City, Apr 23, 2012 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has told a global gathering of those involved in tourism that they must be alert to ethical dangers associated with the travel industry.
“The trafficking of human beings for sexual exploitation or organ harvesting as well as the exploitation of minors, abandoned into the hands of individuals without scruples and undergoing abuse and torture, sadly happen often in the context of tourism,” said the Pope April 23.

“This should bring all who are engaged for pastoral reasons or who work in the field of tourism, and the whole international community, to increase their vigilance and to foresee and oppose such aberrations.”
Pope Benedict made his comments in a letter to mark the opening of the VII World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism, which is taking place in the Mexican resort of Cancún from April 23 to 27.”
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment