Photos of the Week: Aug. 2, 2021

Women block a road in San Cristobal Totonicapan July 29, 2021, as they take part in a protest demanding the resignation of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and Attorney General MarÌa Consuelo Porra over the firing of an anti-impunity prosecutor whose work caused discomfort for the president in San Cristobal. The Guatemalan bishops’ conference called the removal of the country’s top anti-graft prosecutor “illegal and arbitrary” and said it “did irreparable damage to the country.” (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)
Sue Ek, a member of St. Augustine Parish in St. Cloud, greets her mom, Kay Ek, during the Humanae Vitae Mass July 29 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. After the Mass, Sue Ek, director of operations for BOMA-USA, was presented with the annual Humanae Vitae Award, given to a person who promotes the teachings of “Humanae Vitae,” an encyclical written by St. Paul VI that explains God’s plan for married love and the transmission of life. (Dianne Towalski / The Central Minnesota Catholic)
U.S. Gymnastics 2020 Olympics silver medalists Jordan Chile, Simone Biles, Grace McCallum and Sunisa Lee raise their hands during the award ceremony at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo July 27, 2021. (CNS photo/Lindsey Wasson, Reuters)
Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines reacts after winning the gold medal in women’s weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics July 26, 2021. The chain from her Miraculous Medal can be seen caught on her gold medal ribbon. The Miraculous Medal “is a sign of … my faith to Mama Mary and Jesus Christ,” she told a virtual news conference. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
Members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, N.Y., other women religious and laypeople read a prayer of blessing during a rally in support of the For the People Act at the Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse in Brentwood July 26, 2021. Following the event, a letter urging Congress to pass the voting-rights legislation — signed by 3,685 religious sisters from various congregations across the nation — was hand-delivered to the Long Island office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
People work to clean a damaged church in Ahrweiler, Germany, July 24, 2021, following historic flooding. Dealing with the aftermath of the floods will be a long-haul effort for people, said Bishop Stephan Ackermann of Trier, whose diocese was one of the worst-hit regions. (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
A health care worker checks on patients at a Catholic church training center turned into a self-isolation shelter for COVID-19 patients in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 22, 2021. Indonesia has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases and has the worst coronavirus outbreak in Asia. (CNS photo/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

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