Photos of the Week: Aug. 9, 2021

A damaged church is seen following a wildfire in Lasdikas, Greece, Aug. 6, 2021. Greece is racing to protect some of the world’s most iconic cultural sites as devastating wildfires spread to areas around Athens, forcing the evacuation of several nearby villages. (CNS photo/Giorgos Moutafis, Reuters)
This is one of two stamps the Vatican Philatelic Office will issue in conjunction with the International Eucharistic Congress Sept. 5-12, 2021, in Budapest, Hungary. Pope Francis will celebrate the closing Mass of the congress Sept. 12, before traveling to Slovakia. (CNS photo/Vatican Philatelic Office)
Crew members distribute a hot meal to migrants on the German NGO migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 Aug. 5, 2021. The ship was waiting to be assigned to a port of safety to disembark the 257 migrants rescued off the coast of Sicily. (CNS photo/Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters)
A woman releases a white balloon at a memorial in Ponder Park in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, 2021, during a tribute to the victims of the Aug. 3, 2019, El Paso Walmart shooting. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
A team of students, carpenters, architects and crafts people gently pull a truss into its vertical position on the lawn of the mall at The Catholic University of America during an Aug. 3, 2021, ceremony. The truss was designed to replicate one that was destroyed when Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames in April 2019. It may help guide the builders who will replace Notre Dame’s roof. (CNS photo/Andrew Biraj, Catholic Standard)
The U.S. Marine Corps Band plays outside of a fire station in Arlington, Va., Aug. 1, 2021, as participants in the “Never Forget Walk” honor the victims of the 9/11 attack in New York, in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon in Virginia. The walkers will journey over 500 miles through five states and end up at “ground zero” in New York City close to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terrorist attacks on the U.S. in its history. (CNS photo/courtesy Tunnel to Towers Foundation)
Katie Ledecky of the United States competes in the women’s 800-meter freestyle final at the Tokyo Aquatics Center July 31, 2021, during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She took the gold in the event. (CNS photo/Antonio Bronic, Reuters)
Gene Bartels drives a tractor carrying a crucifix from Sacred Heart Church in Laurens, Iowa, July 29, 2021, to the new Christ the King Church in Sioux Center, set to be dedicated in September. Father Doug Klein, Christ the King’s pastor, and parishioners Dave Klein, Janet Klein, Vickie Ryan, Paola Rivera and Maria Cartelan are seen walking what was a 24-mile leg of a 100-mile pilgrimage through rural Buena Vista County. Walkers and riders took part in the Christ the King Cross-Carrying Pilgrimage over a five-day period, July 27-31, carrying items to the new church. (CNS photo/Jerry L. Mennenga)
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., uses a censer as he leads a vespers service at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in the Queens borough of New York City July 28, 2021. The service was to bless the final component of the church’s renovation, the 35-by-45-foot painted altarpiece by Spanish artist David Lopez Ribes. (CNS photo/Joe Polillio)

Author: Catholic News Service

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