Maryland Catholic Bishops Issue Joint Statement On Human Trafficking

ANNAPOLIS, MD. 04-03-17---The Catholic bishops in Maryland today issued a joint statement on human trafficking, and announced that the Catholic Church in Maryland will be sponsoring a series of information sessions throughout the state to address the issue. Human trafficking is often referred to as modern day slavery. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers. 

The statement from the Most. Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and the Most. Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of Wilmington can be found here: http://bit.ly/2oBLaRL 

The Maryland Catholic Conference represents all three dioceses with territory in the state – the Archdiocese of Baltimore (Central and Western Maryland), the Archdiocese of Washington (Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Southern Maryland), and the Diocese of Wilmington (Eastern Shore).

The Maryland Catholic Conference, the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the Catholic Hospitals of Maryland, and Catholic Charities of Maryland’s (Arch)dioceses teamed up to sponsor the information sessions, in both English and Spanish, beginning this month.  

St. Francis de Sales Parish, Salisbury
April 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (English and Spanish)

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hagerstown
April 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (English)
April 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Our Lady Help of Christians, Waldorf 
April 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (English)
May 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Spanish) 

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Baltimore 
April 30, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (English)
April 30, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Spanish)
St. Francis de Sales, Abingdon
May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (English and Spanish)

St. John Neumann Mission Church, Annapolis 
May 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (English)
May 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Saint Camillus, Silver Spring 
May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Spanish)
May 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (English)