Monday 8th February is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, and has also been named as a World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking:
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) support His Holiness Pope Francis in declaring Sunday 8 February 2015, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as World Day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking.
The Vatican Secretary of State invited each National Conference to join the observance on 8 February and contribute to the sensitising of public opinion to this tragic phenomenon, which represents one of the saddest wounds of our time.
The Australian Bishops and ACRATH acknowledge Pope Francis’ message against trafficking for the World Day of Peace on 1 January 2015, ‘No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters’.
– From a Media Statement from Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) on 23 January.
Further information and prayers for this day of Reflection can be found below: