Monday 9 February 2015
EACH year the Catholic Church marks 1
January as the World Day of Peace, and each year the Pope issues a major statement
to help build peace in the world.
Pope Francis’ statement for 2015, No Longer Slaves,
but Brothers and Sisters, focusses on slavery.
The Pope’s commitment to ending slavery
was well publicised in Australia during 2014, when mining magnate Andrew
‘Twiggy’ Forrest and his daughter Grace joined Pope Francis and other religious
leaders at the launch of the Global Freedom Network. This network, with its
pledge to work together to end human trafficking, and the commitment of the
Forrest family, are examples of what this current message challenges us to
Kairos Catholic Journal, Volume 26, Issue