Photos of the Week: Dec. 19, 2022

Pope Francis accepts artwork of a beach scene from Joseph R. Curry, the Bahamas’ ambassador to the Holy See, during an audience with new ambassadors to the Holy See in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 15, 2022. The pope accepted the letters of credential from ambassadors from Belize, Bahamas, Thailand, Norway, Mongolia, Niger, Uganda and Sudan. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Alexander Hubenko from Ukraine holds his 15-month-old daughter, Amalia, 15, as he lights a candle in the grotto of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, Dec. 15, 2022. The church is built on what is believed to be the site where Jesus was born. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
Lucy Kempf, a member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis, processes through her parish church Dec. 13, 2022, the feast of St. Lucy, who was a virgin martyr in Sicily, Italy, in the early fourth century. It is a centuries-old custom in Scandinavia to have a young woman be the centerpiece of a procession. The lit candles on the young woman’s head emphasize the light of Christ as St. Lucy’s name is rooted in the Latin word for light. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)
Pope Francis passes an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe as he leaves after presiding at Mass marking the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 12, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
A dog is seen as Pope Francis leads an audience with members of the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Vatican Dec. 12, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Migrants, mostly from Nicaragua, who were kidnapped in the Mexican state of Durango and released days later by the Mexican Army, cross the Rio Bravo to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Dec. 11, 2022. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
NASA’s Orion Capsule is drawn to the well deck of the USS Portland after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, Dec. 11, 2022, following a successful uncrewed Artemis I Moon Mission. (CNS photo/Mario Tama, Pool via Reuters)
A girl holds a figurine of the baby Jesus after Pope Francis’ recitation of the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Dec. 11, 2022. The pope blessed figurines of the baby Jesus brought by children for their Nativity scenes. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Local resident Pavel gathers belongings of his neighbor, who was killed in recent shelling, in Donetsk, Russian-controlled Ukraine, Dec. 10, 2022. (CNS photo/Alexander Ermochenko, Reuters)
Caleb Williams, quarterback for the University of Southern California, reacts after winning the Heisman Award at the Lincoln Center in New York City Dec. 10, 2022. Before graduating from Gonzaga College High School in Washington in 2021, Williams attended St. Pius X Regional School in Bowie, Maryland, a D.C. suburb. (CNS photo/Todd Van Emst, Heisman Trust, Pool via USA TODAY Sports, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

Leave a Reply