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April 19, 2004

CARDINAL RIGALI TO SPEAK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will address efforts by the Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to stop human trafficking and assist the victims of this crime. The Archdiocese joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice and coalition partners in the announcement of a public awareness campaign Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking.


NEWS CONFERENCE
11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel
Horizons Ballroom
17th and Race Street
Philadelphia



Also participating will be Reverend Monsignor Timothy Senior, Secretary for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been named the lead agency for services to victims of human trafficking who may be uncovered in the Philadelphia area, either by efforts of the U.S. Attorney's Office or by community organizations or concerned citizens.
Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is the largest private provider of social services in Pennsylvania. The Catholic Church in the United States, through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic social service agencies, has pledged to work to end human trafficking and serve the needs of its victims.

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