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Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits (AP)

Georgetown’s apology for slavery is light on moral argument and even lighter on theology

A boat off the coast of Papua New Guinea identified by the Associated Press as using slave fishermen (AP)

The Catholic Church has been commended by a US official over its response to caring for the needs of fishermen kept as slaves

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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

Women listen to Pope Francis during Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (AP)

The Pope’s prayer intentions for May have been released via video

The front cover of the graphic book (CNS photo/Liturgy Training Publications and Editions du Signe)

Augustus Tolton, whose Cause opened in 2011, fled slavery aged nine

Pope Francis leaves St Peter's Basilica after celebrating Mass on New Year's Day (CNS)

Pontiff marks the World Day of Peace at a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

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

We are becoming less violent as a species, argues Steven Pinker in his new book, yet that only serves to make the violence of enlightened peoples worse