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A refuge is being constructed for young women rescued from traffickers in the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Cardinal Pietro Parolin recommended coordinated international efforts to end exploitation in the fishing industry

Pope Francis met with clergy and women religious who work with victims of human trafficking

Women religious provide great assistance to trafficking victims but rarely publicise their efforts

Visit was one of the Pontiff’s ‘Mercy Friday’ trips marking the Year of Mercy

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The cardinal and the new Conservative leader have previously worked together in the fight against human trafficking

Priests and nuns have warned the public about the dangers of trafficking during the event

Francis said it was a mortal sin to exploit workers for cheap labour

The cardinal said the Church had gained a better understanding of the perspective of the victim