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Theresa May speaks out against 'modern slavery'

Theresa May speaks out against 'modern slavery'

Simon Meechan

Theresa May speaks out against 'modern slavery'

The Home Secretary has spoken out against 'modern slavery' after meeting The Pope in the Vatican.

Mrs May met Pope Francis on April 9

 

MP for Maidenhead, Theresa May, met the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, at a human trafficking conference held in the city-state on Wednesday, April 9.

She said: "I was honoured to address the Vatican’s conference on combating human trafficking, which was also addressed by His Holiness Pope Francis.

"It was an extremely valuable chance to bring together law enforcement agencies, government representatives and religious leaders to discuss how we can work together to address the scandal of modern slavery."

Mrs May explained that those abused by traffickers are 'often the world's most vulnerable' before adding: "They are preyed upon by slave drivers and traffickers precisely because they are seen to be so defenceless."

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