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Catholics Gather To Pray And Act For An End To Trafficking

Each year, Catholics in our Archdiocese gather on the World Day of Peace to pray and commit to action. The 2015 theme was human trafficking. Each year, we invite Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to gather for a special Mass on the World Day of Peace, which is Jan. 1 each year.  In 2015, the theme of Pope Francis’ message for the day was “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters.”  During the Mass, we prayed and reflected on modern-day slavery, and we included in the celebration the organizations, 9 religious communities, and 11 area high schools, who are active in working to end forms of modern-day slavery in the Archdiocese.   We see the World Day of Peace as an opportunity to gather as one Body in Christ to pray for peace, and then “live” the Eucharist by seeking to end trafficking and exploitation in our community. Our Mass is co-sponsored by the Archdiocesan offices for Catholic Social Action, Worship, and Mission.