Photos of the week Aug. 11, 2023

Photos featured this week include an interfaith service at the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound in Hiroshima, Japan, wildfires on the island of Maui and flooding in Slovenia.


Sister of Life Catherine Joy Marie kneels before Mother Mary Concepta, superior general of the Sisters of Life, as she professes her perpetual vows during a special Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City Aug. 5, 2023. Sister Catherine Joy Marie was one of seven women who professed their final vows during the liturgy. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)


A view of a damaged building in a flooded area, following heavy rains, in Prevalje, Slovenia, August 6, 2023. Slovenia’s Catholic bishops are calling for prayer and material support as floods have ravaged their nation in recent days, killing at least six and displacing thousands. (OSV News photo/Fedja Grulovic, Reuters)


Shinto priests bow to the altar during an interfaith service at the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound in Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 2023, to commemorate those who died in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima Aug. 6, 1945. (OSV News photo/Northwest Catholic)


Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly calls the opening business session of the Knights of Columbus 141st Supreme Convention to order in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 1, 2023. (OSV News photo/Tamino Petelinšek, Knights of Columbus)


El Papa Francisco se reúne con peregrinos de la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud de Ucrania durante un encuentro privado el 3 de agosto de 2023, en la nunciatura del Vaticano en Lisboa, Portugal. El Vaticano dijo que el Papa pasó media hora con los jóvenes, escuchando sus historias y orando por su país devastado por la guerra. (Foto CNS/Vatican Media)


Gustovo Mejia, youth director at St. Joseph Parish in Miami Beach, helps carry the South Florida World Youth Day Cross during Mass Aug. 6, 2023, concluding a weeklong series of parallel World Youth Day events Aug. 1-6 mirroring those that took place in Lisbon, Portugal, for those unable to travel there. Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski celebrated the Mass at the Land of the Pierced Hearts retreat center in Homestead, Fla. (OSV News photo/Tom Tracy)


A wildfire burns on the island of Maui near an intersection in Lahaina, Hawaii, Aug. 9, 2023. Wind-whipped wildfires raced through parts of Hawaii, burning structures in historic Lahaina forcing evacuations and leading some to flee to the relative safety of the ocean, where they were rescued by the Coast Guard. (OSV News photo/Zeke Kalua/County of Maui handout via Reuters)


The Blessed Sacrament makes its way down the Bayou Teche near Cecilia, La., during the annual Fête-Dieu du Teche Eucharistic procession in the Diocese of Lafayette in 2021 on the feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15, amid the pandemic. The diocese will hold its ninth annual Fête-Dieu du Teche Aug. 15, 2023, and it will be “offered to beseech the Prince of Peace for peace in our hearts, families and communities and an end of gun violence now so prevalent.” (OSV News photo/courtesy Chris Lancon)


Catholics marked the 78th anniversary of the United States’ 1945 atomic bombings in Japan with calls for nuclear disarmament, prayers for peace and a protest at the White House Aug. 9, 2023, which included a display of historical photographs documenting the effects of nuclear weapons. (OSV News photo/Kate Scanlon)

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