Photos of the Week: Aug. 1, 2022

Pope Francis accepts a gift of a traditional drum from Elder Piita Irniq during a meeting with young people and elders outside the primary school in Iqaluit, Nunavut, July 29, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis visits the lake as he participates in the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage and Liturgy of the Word in Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, July 26, 2022. Since the 1880s, the Cree and the Sioux, the Métis, the Blackfoot, the Dene and others from across Turtle Island — North America — have traveled to Lac Ste. Anne, about 45 miles west of Edmonton, for a pilgrimage around the July 26 feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne. Like most of the 40,000 pilgrims who make the journey each year, Pope Francis paused at a statue of St. Anne on his way to the water, paying tribute to Jesus’ grandmother. Near the lake, known for its healing properties, the pope stopped to pray facing the East, then the South, then the West. Finally, facing the North and overlooking the lake, he blessed the water, just as bishops have done for decades at the start of the pilgrimage each year. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, July 26, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Floodwaters are seen in Jackson, Ky., July 28, 2022. Torrential rains fell late July 27 and into the next day in southeastern Kentucky, causing massive flooding that destroyed hundreds of homes and wiped out entire communities. Search and rescue teams, with the help of the National Guard, began searching for missing people July 29. More rain and storms were expected over the July 30-31 weekend. (CNS photo/Edward Bauer, Diocese of Lexington)
A woman visits the tomb of her relative on Ukrainian Statehood Day in Lviv July 28, 2022. The Ukrainian serviceman was killed in a fight against Russian troops during Russia’s attack on Ukraine. (CNS photo/Pavlo Palamarchuk, Reuters)
A destroyed statue of Mary and a crucifix are pictured inside a badly damaged Catholic church in Tayum, Philippines, July 28, 2022, in the aftermath of a magnitude 7 earthquake. The Archdiocese of Tuguegarao in northeastern Luzon said its churches were not only places of worship but symbolized the history and tradition of their people. (CNS photo/Lisa Marie David, Reuters)
Magdalena Santa MarÌa, a sociologist from Peru, poses for a photo July 28, 2022, during a break at the Catholic Leaders Academy at The Catholic University of America in Washington. The academy is part of an international project that works in collaboration with the bishops of the Latin American countries to help with the formation of leaders, mixing social, political and economic fields with Christian values. (CNS photo/Rhina Guidos)
Around 1,200 pro-life supporters fill the floor and balconies of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis July 26, 2022, during a “Love Them Both” rally sponsored by Indiana Right to Life. The rally took place while an Indiana Senate committee was preparing to vote on a bill that would ban most abortions in the state. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)

Author: Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ news and information service.

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