Photos of the Week: Aug. 8, 2022

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, head of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, during a meeting at the Vatican Aug. 5, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
A woman kisses a reliquary containing a relic of St. John Vianney following a special Mass for vocations at Cure of Ars Church in Merrick, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2022, the feast of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests. Known as the “Cure of Ars,” St. John Vianney famously ministered as a priest in Ars, France, in the 19th century. The liturgy was sponsored by the vocations office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Families of victims of the 2020 Beirut port blast attend a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, at St. George Maronite Cathedral in Beirut Aug. 4, 2022, the second anniversary of the tragedy. (CNS photo/Mychel Akl for Maronite Patriarchate)
Remains of a mobile park destroyed by the McKinney Fire are seen near Yreka, Calif., Aug. 1, 2022. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
A woman helps two young boys light candles during a “Value Them Both” sidewalk vigil in Olathe, Kan., Aug. 1, 2022. Voters rejected a ballot referendum that would have amended the state constitution to say there is no constitutional right to abortion in Kansas. (CNS photo/Kathryn White, The Leaven)
A Kentucky National Guard flight crew from 2/147th Bravo Co. flies over a flooded area in response to a declared state of emergency in eastern Kentucky July 29, 2022. The needs of victims of the record flooding in eastern Kentucky are great, both for the short term and in the long term, according to Meg Campos, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. The best way to help is to donate money so Catholic Charities and other agencies assisting flood victims can purchase needed items at any given time. Those who wish to donate should go to, hit the tab “Donate Now” and designate contributions for disasters. (CNS photo/Sgt. Jesse Elbouab, U.S. Army National Guard via Reuters)
People with missing relatives and victims of violence walk in a procession in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 28, 2022, in memory of their loved ones as part of the Praying Days for Peace called by the Catholic Church due to the ongoing violence in Mexico. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
A man looks at floral arrangements on the ceiling inside Santa Ana Ixtlahuatzingo Catholic Church in Tenancingo, Mexico, July 26, 2022, during a celebration on the feast of the church’s patron saint, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus. More than a million flowers were used in the arrangements at the church. Several hundred volunteers worked for three weeks to prepare lattices and designs; flowers were placed in the final three days before the celebration. Arrangements included animal forms, rosaries and passages from the Bible. The region surrounding the church is a major producer and exporter of flowers, and all the flowers used to decorate the church are donated. (CNS photo/David Maung)
An image of Mary is pictured surrounded by floral arrangements inside Santa Ana Ixtlahuatzingo Catholic Church in Tenancingo, Mexico, July 26, 2022. The floral arrangements were for thefeast of the church’s patron saint, St. Anne, Mary’s mother. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Volunteers help clean outside an entrance to Santa Ana Ixtlahuatzingo Catholic Church in Tenancingo, Mexico, July 25, 2022. The preparations were for the next day’s feast of the church’s patron saint, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus. (CNS photo/David Maung)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

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