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Event Detail
Celebrating International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, 8 February 2018 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
End Date/Time:
Thursday, 8 February 2018 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Recurring Event:
One time event
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Mass for the  International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 
In 2015, Pope Francis declared 8th 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, ACRATH – Australian Catholic Religious Against the Trafficking of Humans – 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 8th February 2018
Times:    6.30pm Holy Hour and 7.30pm Mass
Place:     St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne
Principal  Celebrant:    Very Rev Joe Caddy, Episcopal Vicar for Social Services and Justice
Owned by Katherine Spencer On Monday, 22 January 2018