Pope Meets 7 Nigerian Ex-Prostitutes

Pope-Francis meets ex prostitutes

The Vatican on Friday said that Pope Francis paid a visit to a Catholic charity organization, Community Papa Giovanni XXIII, that is giving shelter to women whom were rescued from forced prostitution.

The report from Vatican said Francis met with 20 of such rescued women at the community, including seven from Nigeria.

Others include six from Romania, four from Albania and one each from Tunisia, Italy and Ukraine.



    “Today’s visit by Pope Francis is another call to conscience to fight the trafficking of human beings, which the Holy Father has on several occasions defined as a crime against humanity,” the report said.

    This year is observed in the Catholic Church as The Jubilee Year of Mercy, and Pope Francis pays a special visit on one Friday every month to mark the Jubilee.

    The Jubilee of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis began on December 8, 2015 and will end on November 20 this year.

    Previous destinations for Francis’ Fridays of Mercy includes the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a migrant centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, and facilities around Rome for the elderly, mentally ill and recovering drug addicts.

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