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Archbishop Justin meets Vatican cricket team

Posted on: June 16, 2014 1:25 PM
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[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin Welby met with the Vatican cricket team in Rome yesterday ahead of a planned match between Anglican and Roman Catholic teams to raise awareness of joint efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. 

The Archbishop, who has been on a two-day visit to Rome and met with Pope Francis this morning, was attending a Vatican seminar on combating slavery and human trafficking and said the charity cricket match would be used to raise awareness of the issue. 

"You can use an unusual event to draw attention to this very serious problem, it is one of the most devastating on the planet,” he said.

Read more about the joint Anglican-Roman Catholic anti-slavery initiative