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A woman washes clothes as migrants settle at the Bruzgi checkpoint center at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, on Dec. 23, 2021. Since Nov. 8, a large group of migrants, mostly Iraqi Kurds, has been stranded at the border crossing with Poland. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joan RosenhauerDan Corrou
Since the end of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, much of the world has turned its attention away from geopolitical conflicts in the region. But these issues have not disappeared.
Jose Francisco from Honduras leads his 8-year-old daughter, Zuabelin, by the hand on Nov. 22, 2021, as they take part in a caravan near Villa Mapastepec, Mexico, headed to the U.S. border. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
J.D. Long-García
While acknowledging it will take years to reverse President Trump's policies and finally move toward immigration reform, many hoped the Biden administration would have done more by this point.
An abstract illustration of overlapping brown, yellow and orange profiles of human heads.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Vincent D. Rougeau
To secure a more promising tomorrow, institutional presidents should reclaim a commitment central to the founding of Catholic colleges and universities in the United States: a special focus on the needs and the dignity of the marginalized.
Pope Francis greets asylum-seekers transferred from Cyprus to Italy with his help, during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 17, 2021. The migrants are being assisted by the Vatican and the Community of Sant'Egidio. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
Here’s a rundown of some of the issues the pope tried to keep at the forefront of the news in 2021 and articles about them you may have missed.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Eduardo Campos Lima
New migrant caravans to the United States are always forming with large contingents of Central Americans, but there is a growing presence of Haitians, Venezuelans and Brazilians among them.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerard O'Connell speaks with Colleen Dulle about traveling with Pope Francis to Cyprus and Greece to “touch the wounds of humanity.”