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  • Embassy-sponsored Video launched at Anti-Trafficking Event at the Vatican
    Embassy-sponsored Video launched at Anti-Trafficking Event at the Vatican

    April 29, 2015 -- A video realized by Caritas Internationalis in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See shows that “trafficking has many faces, has many dimensions, it’s not only used for sexual exploitation but also for labour exploitation and through its images it shows that it is often an invisible or difficultly identifiable phenomenon,” according to Caritas Internationalis International Policy Director Martina Liebsch. 

  • Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at Sant’Egidio’s Conference on Christians in the Middle East
    Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at ‘Christians in the Middle East: What Future?’ Conference

    April 2015 -- Honorable and esteemed friends, while I cannot be present with you in person, I want to extend my warmest greetings and commend all of you -- Sant’Egidio as the organizer and all the participants -- for the important work you are doing here.  

  • Ambassador Hackett’s Remarks at the “Women’s Leadership in Conflict Resolution:  Faith Perspectives” Conference
    Ambassador Hackett’s Remarks at the “Women’s Leadership in Conflict Resolution: Faith Perspectives” Conference

    April 14, 2015 -- It is a pleasure to be back here at the Angelicum today. I want to thank Rector Adam for his hospitality in partnering with us to host this conference at their lovely campus. I’m honored to also share the podium with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson, and our three distinguished women on today’s panel –Prof. Orsuto, Prof. Kajon, and Dr. Chiara Ferrero.  

  • Secretary Kerry on the Second Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Francis
    Secretary Kerry on the Second Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Francis

    March 12, 2015 -- [...]I have had the honor of visiting Vatican City three times while serving as Secretary of State, where I marveled at Michelangelo’s Pieta in St. Peter’s Basilica and his frescoes on the walls of the Sistine Chapel. Looking up at those holy places, I was reminded of how my own faith has been a source of strength and comfort every day. 

  • International Visitor Leadership Program participant Olga Zhyvytsya
    International Visitor Leadership Program participant Olga Zhyvytsya

    February 2015 -- Olga Zhyvytsya, the coordinator of COATNET (Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings), went to the United States on a 2-week U.S. State Department-sponsored program about human trafficking. COATNET is based at the Caritas Internationalis offices in the Vatican. 

  • Brian Grim speaks to Vatican Radio about religious freedom and business
    Brian Grim speaks to Vatican Radio about religious freedom and business

    February 2015 -- A Catholic and member of the World Economic Forum’s council on the role of faith and an advisor for the religion & geopolitics project of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Brian J. Grim established the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation to educate the business community about how religious freedom is good for business and how by promoting it, businesses can help make a better world.  

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2014 Human Rights Report

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2013 Int'l Religious Freedom Report

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

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