On the Feast of St Bakhita, all are invited to join Caritas Plymouth for an hour of prayer, reflection and discussion from 5-6 pm on Tuesday 8 February 2022 to reflect on the challenges facing migrants and refugees. This free online event will discuss the issues facing refugees, migrants and those affected by modern slavery.

We look forward to welcoming guest speakers from the Jesuit Refugee Service and Brigid McEleney-Smith from Companions Sidmouth who will highlight the amazing opportunities offered by community sponsorship. The event will take place via Zoom and you can register to attend by following this link or emailing caritas@prcdtr.org.uk

St Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. On her Feast Day Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those affected by the crimes of modern slavery and human trafficking, and the people that volunteer and work to eradicate this crime. Josephine Margaret Bakhita  was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister who lived in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In 2000 she was declared a saint.