Saint who was former slave suggested as patron of trafficking victims

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — There’s a move under way to seek Vatican approval for a patron saint of human trafficking and slavery victims. St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave-turned-nun, is the ideal saint for people whose labor and bodies are being exploited, said Brian Willis, a Portland Catholic who has worked for years to help women who have been forced into the sex trade. Continue reading Saint who was former slave suggested as patron of trafficking victims