Photos of the week Aug. 18, 2023

Photos featured this week include a photo of ruins of homes in the fire-ravaged town of Lahaina, Hawaii, a rally and protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and an evening beach Mass for the Catholic community of Long Beach, N.Y.


People attend a ‘Stop Genocide of Ukraine People’ rally and protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Times Square in New York City April 9, 2022. U.S. Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak has called for renewed prayer, advocacy in support of Ukraine after recently released report finds Russia has breached all terms of 1948 Genocide Convention in its invasion of that nation. (OSV News photo/Jeenah Moon, Reuters)


This pro-life message seen during a recent demonstration in Washington is what two pro-life advocates wrote in chalk on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the nation’s capital Aug. 1, 2020, which led to their arrest. On Aug. 15, 2023, a panel of three federal appeals court judges revived a lawsuit the two activists filed alleging their arrest was unconstitutional. (OSV News photo/Students for Life of America)


Members of the Christian community chant slogans as they hold placards during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 17, 2023, to condemn the attacks on churches and houses in the Jaranwala town of Faisalabad. A Muslim crowd vandalized churches and torched homes Aug. 16 after two Christians were accused of blasphemy. (OSV News photo/Akhtar Soomro, Reuters)


Father Flavie Villanueva and Father Eduardo “Ponpon” Vasquez lead the funeral procession for Jemboy Baltazar in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 16, 2023. Baltazar, 17, was shot and killed by police after being mistaken for a suspect Aug. 2. (OSV news photo/Eloisa Lopez, Reuters)


The shells of burned cars are pictured amid the ruins of homes in the ravaged town of Lahaina, Hawaii, on the island of Maui Aug.15, 2023. Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva is urging the faithful of the diocese to “come together and provide unwavering support” to those who have lost everything in the Maui wildfires that destroyed Lahaina and damaged other communities Aug. 8 and 9. (OSV News photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)


People kneel in prayer while attending an evening beach Mass for the Catholic community of Long Beach, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2023. The popular liturgy takes place on Sundays in July and August, attracting hundreds of worshippers each week. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Author: OSV News

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