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Pope Francis has asked Sr. Eugenia Bonetti, a long-time activist in the fight against human trafficking, to write the meditations for his celebration of the Good Friday Way of the Cross prayer service at Rome’s Colosseum 19 April 2019 (Photo Credit: CNS.).
Responding to an invitation from Pope Francis which she could not refuse, Sr. Eugenia is honoured to reflect upon her life’s work dedicated to rescuing women from human trafficking and sex slavery in order to write the meditations for his celebration of the Good Friday Way of the Cross Prayer Service at Rome’s Colosseum on 19 April 2019.
Sr. Eugenia has said it is an opportunity to give expression to what she has been “doing, listening, and suffering” for more than twenty years in the area of anti-human trafficking work and to raise awareness to the fact that the slave trade needs our urgent attention as it continues to thrive in contemporary times.
Sr. Eugenia will draw parallels between Christ’s suffering along the Way of the Cross and on Calvary and that of trafficked girls, who similarly endure suffering on their own ‘’Way of the Cross.’’
Pope Francis Good Friday Prayer Service will be available at http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html