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South London Parish Adopts St Bakhita

St Bakhita

The Catholic Parish of St Peter’s in Woolwich has adopted St Bakhita, the Sudanese Saint who at the age of nine was kidnapped and sold into slavery, she was a victim of what we would now call human trafficking.
Bishop Patrick Lynch unveiled and blessed the new picture in Woolwich this week.
 
At the blessing, the Bishop for Migrants – who is organising a conference in Rome to raise awareness of the scale of human trafficking and help develop ways to counter it more effectively - asked the parishioners to pray for the success of the conference which will be attended by Pope Francis and most especially, to pray for all victims of human trafficking.