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President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva kisses the hand of a child during a march in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Oct. 22, 2022. (CNS photo/Washington Alves, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Élio Gasda, S.J.
Priorities for Mr. Lula as he becomes president include addressing the food insecurity that affects more than half of the Brazilian population, as well as the restoration of the economy and democratic normalcy after Mr. Bolonaro’s populist rule.
Peruvian Foreign Minister César Landa Arroyo, center, and Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, look at the mummies that will be returned to Peru.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“More than objects, they are human beings.” said Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.
Students from the nation's Jesuit schools gather near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Nov. 8, 2021, to advocate for the environment and for immigration as part of the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice. (CNS photo/Rhina Guidos)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ryan Di Corpo
For 25 years the Ignatian Family Teach-In has brought Jesuit educated young people together to learn more about the history of U.S. involvement in Central America and how Jesuit values can help them understand contemporary demands of social justice.
FaithVantage Point
The Editors
After a tense standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States over the presence of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, the editors of America weigh the outcome and the consequences.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno, S.J., explained that the now officially recognized body “involves bishops, priests, women and men religious and the lay faithful from the nine countries of the Amazon region.”
Migrants wait to be processed by Border Patrol after crossing into the United States near Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Shifting public perceptions on immigration—often based on political rhetoric and a misunderstanding of the facts on the ground—may help explain why there has been little, if any, movement on immigration reform in Congress.