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What Great Attendance!

We received greetings from Sister Estrella, the former head of Talitha Kum, who says she is now “hibernating” in the Philippines, but described a Counter Trafficking Training Course to empower Youth Ministers in the Philippines that she offered in April. It was a break-through event for many reasons, because it was the first time she gave this training course to lay people, to young people and—most of all she said—the first time ever to ten priests and four bishops. It included a module with gender sensitivity training…The participants from 17 dioceses of the Philippines all came up with their own Pastoral Programs to address trafficking in persons!

By the way, the new Director of Talitha Kum (the anti-trafficking program of the Union of International Superiors General or UISG) is Sr. Gabriella Bottani.