Pope Francis the sixteenth says he is deeply troubled by the scourge of human trafficking because it threatens the very dignity of humanity.
Pope Francis says Human trafficking is a true form of slavery and it is a reality that affects the most vulnerable in society such as women of all ages, children, the handicapped, the poorest and all those who come from broken families and from difficult situations.
The pontiff has stated that there is need for everybody to employ their energies so that these women, men and children can be freed, thus putting an end to this horrible trade.
He has regretted that in this age, the world still had millions of people who are victims of forced labour and human trafficking for purposes of manual work and sexual exploitation adding that this cannot continue because it constitutes a grave violation of human rights of those victimized.
Pope Francis says human trafficking is an offence against their dignity as a well as a defeat for the worldwide community and a crime against humanity.
He has called on the world over to unite with a shared responsibility and firmer political will to gain victory on this front
Pope Francis said this when he received credentials to the newly appointed Zambia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Paul lumbi to the Holy and 16 other diplomats at the Vatican.
And In his audience with Ambassador Lumbi, Pope Francis appealed to Zambia to continue its constructive role in the international community and specifically singled out human trafficking as a prevalent scourge the country must help to combat.
Meanwhile Ambassador Lumbi informed the Pope that President Michael Chilufya Sata, is exceedingly appreciative of the role the Catholic Church was playing in promoting human dignity in the world.Ambassador Lumbi, who is also Zambia High Commissioner to United Kingdom and Ireland, was accompanied to the Vatican by his wife Hilda, Second Secretary Beatrice Mukuka