First Week of Lent

In 2015 Pope Francis said: “Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic act.”

Cocoa is a key ingredient of chocolate and much of the chocolate sold in stores and supermarkets is made using cocoa beans picked by children, many of whom have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions.

At the Brigidine Congregational Forum in 2016, Brigidine Sisters were called –“to the purchase of Fair Trade and other products which promote social and environmental well-being”.

When planning to buy slavery-free Easter chocolate for your family, friends or community look for one of the following three certification symbols on their wrappers: