Taliban fighters gather along a street during a rally in Kabul on August 31, 2021 as they celebrate after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war. / Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images)
Denver Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).
Last month, as Americans and Afghans scrambled to find a way to escape Afghanistan, a seemingly innocuous email appeared in CNA’s inbox. Being a news agency, we get a lot of mail, and this email might have slipped through the cracks, if it hadn’t caught the attention of Kelsey Wicks, Catholic News Agency’s operations manager. The message turned out to be a desperate plea for help.