Church leaders across the UK are stepping up in the battle against modern-day slavery.
Nuns, bishops, and other leaders are tackling the problem through programs like “Santa Marta,” a project that teams religious leaders with law enforcement officers to put an end to the crime.
Cardinal Vincent Nicholas, an overseer of the Santa Marta project, calls modern slavery a “huge problem in the fabric of society.”
According to the International Labor Organization, 21 million people are victims of slavery in factories, fisheries, nail bars and prostitution.
The Modern Slavery Act was passed last year and requires slave owners and traffickers be sentenced to life in prison.
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