August 30 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
“A voice is heard in Ramah, Rachel crying for her children, refusing to be consoled because they are no more” Mt 2:18
May the Lord be your everything everywhere in place of everyone. May He fill your soul with all kinds of consolations. (III, 134) Bl. Mary Angela Truszkowska
August 30th as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness of the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction, when these are part of or amount to enforced disappearances, and by the growing number of reports concerning harassment, ill-treatment and intimidation of witnesses of disappearances or relatives of persons who have disappeared.