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26 September 2019

General Assembly Day 6

The morning of September 26th was spent enjoying a private audience with Pope Francis who congratulated and thanked the networks of Talitha Kum for their good work and example to the rest of the Church Sr. Gabriella and Sr. Jolanta from UISG offered opening remarks to Pope Francis and then Pope Francis addressed the group as well.  Each delegate had an opportunity to personally greet Pope Francis. After the Papal audience the delegates returned to UISG to continue the Assembly. 

The afternoon was filled with conversation about the final document of the Assembly which will be presented to the press tomorrow. 


Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, is present in 89 countries on five continents. According to the information of the 2021 Census, Talitha Kum is made up of:

50 inter-congregational networks that coordinate the efforts against trafficking at the national-local level;

10 networks that promote joint coordination of different countries at the regional level. These include so-called "contact countries" formed by Network reference groups working in the region. In other cases they are in the process of forming the national network;

2 continental coordination that bring together the national and regional coordinations present within a continent; an

the international coordination based in Rome at the International Union of Superiors.



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