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Nuns step up in the fight against prostitution

AFP ROME (AFP-Jiji) — Girls freed from the clutches of human traffickers worldwide are given shelter by nuns from the Talitha Kum network, which is marking its 10th anniversary with support from Pope Francis.

“We have sisters who go into the streets, but also to refugee camps, schools, tea plantations, [and] prisons,” the international network’s coordinator, Sister Gabriella Bottani, told AFP.

“We can identify situations, do prevention work, offer help,” she said.

Efforts to help those trapped in prostitution are regularly lauded by the 82-year old pope.

The Argentine choose an anti-trafficking Italian nun to write the Way of Cross meditations this Easter, with seasoned campaigner Eugenia Bonetti slamming public “indifference” as the main reason girls are still on the street.Speech

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