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Pope Urges Global War on Human Trafficking

Pope Francis called for a global mobilization to combat human trafficking and slavery on Wednesday, appealing to consumers to shun goods that may have been produced by exploited workers. In his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Peace on Jan. 1, the pope denounced the “general indifference” that allows such practices to flourish. “We are facing a global phenomenon which exceeds the competence of any one community or country. In order to eliminate it, we need a...

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