Photos of the week Aug. 25, 2023

Photos featured this week include the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary, wildfires in Canada and new Vatican stamps.


Vatican stamps based on a watercolor by Franciscan Father Giuseppe Murdaca, pastor of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Reggio Calabria, Italy, are part of a series drawing attention to the U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The words, “Laudato il Signore Opere Sue” (“Praise the Lord, all his works”), are in the center of the painting. (CNS photo/Vatican philatelic office)


Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Our Lady of Grace during World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023. Ukraine’s Independence Day, celebrated Aug. 24, is “like a July 4th,” said Archbishop Gudziak in an Aug. 23 statement. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)


Pope Francis receives a framed copy of the Lord’s Prayer in the language of the Yawanawá people of Brazil at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Aug. 23, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)


The McDougall Creek wildfire burns near homes outside the Okanagan community of West Kelowna, British Columbia, Aug. 18, 2023. (OSV News photo/Chris Helgren, Reuters)


Members of the Christian community chant slogans as they gather during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 18, 2023, to condemn the recent attacks on churches and houses in the city of Jaranwala in the Faisalabad District. (OSV News photo/Akhtar Soomro, Reuters)


People with historic white-red-white flags of Belarus over their shoulders take part in Belarusians’ march through Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 9, 2023, on the third anniversary of the 2020 presidential election, which was followed by mass protests over alleged electoral fraud. (OSV News photo/Kacper Pempel, Reuters)


A man stands in mud as he surveys the damage in his front yard in Cathedral City, Calif., Aug. 21, 2023, after Tropical Storm Hilary swept through the area. Hilary, the first tropical storm to hit Southern California in 84 years, flooded roads, toppled trees and forced a rescue by bulldozer of more than a dozen older residents trapped by mud in an assisted-living facility as it marched northward, prompting flood watches and warnings in half a dozen states. (OSV News photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)


Parishioners of the Church of the Transfiguration on Mott Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown welcome New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan with a shower of confetti, Aug. 13, 2023. Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass ahead of the parish’s annual Assumption Procession, one of New York’s largest annual Marian processions. (OSV News photo/Jeffrey Bruno)

Author: OSV News

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