Pope Benedict Denounces Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation and Organ Harvesting
April 23, 2012. (Romereports.com) Benedict XVI sent a message to those taking part in the VII World Congress on Pastoral Care of Tourism, which is being held in Cancun, Mexico from April 23rd to the 27th.
The Pope talked about the positive side of tourism, but he also denounced the negative aspects that can arise from this industry, such as sex tourism, human trafficking, the buying and selling of organs and the exploitation of minors.
Benedict XVI also said that tourism, along with vacation and leisure time, creates an ideal space to meet people from different cultures, while taking time for both the physical and spiritual renovation.
Read the full transcript of the Holy Father’s Message.