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An installation for Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Cali, Colombia, July 30. The chairs represent more than 20 million men, women and children who are victims of human trafficking worldwide (Photo: CNS)

Sister Sharmi D’Souza says during one raid they rescued 37 women

Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Pope Francis at today's Global Freedom Network meeting

Francis and others launch initiative to ‘eradicate modern slavery’

Turkish police check a nun's bag during the papal visit. The Year of Consecrated Life began on November 30 (AP)

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Pope Francis with Cardinal Nichols, Theresa May and police chiefs Below: Francis arrives at the conference and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe signs the trafficking declaration while Cardinal Nichols watches on (Flickr/Mazur)

Francis addresses Combating Human Trafficking Conference in the Vatican

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo signed the human trafficking accord on behalf of the Pope (CNS)

Global Freedom Network launched at Vatican news conference

Pope Francis poses with the ambassadors to the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Pope made the comment during his ‘state of the world’ address to the diplomatic corps

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff says it is a disgrace that people end up being ‘thrown away and abandoned’

Pope Francis greets cardinals last month (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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A conference on trafficking held in Rome last year (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A working group will examine ways to prevent trafficking and help victims