Pope, archbishop of Canterbury pledge joint commitment to fight human trafficking, slavery

June 16, 2014 11:25 AM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury have denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity and pledged both of their churches to combatting it.

Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the 80-million-strong Anglican Communion, met in private audience Monday and then prayed together in one of the Vatican chapels.

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