Photos of the Week: Feb. 7, 2022

Performers are pictured under the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at National Stadium in Beijing Feb. 4, 2022. (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters)
Pope Francis listens as a member of an orchestra supported by the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation plays the violin during an audience with members of the foundation at the Vatican Feb. 4, 2022. The multicolored violin was made by prisoners using the wood of a shipwrecked migrants’ boat. The foundation sponsors projects for people with disabilities, refugees, prisoners, single mothers and those recovering from addiction. Prisoners in Milan made violins played at the audience. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics Feb. 3, 2022, during a rally to protest the Chinese government’s human rights record. (CNS photo/Ringo Chiu, Reuters)
Military personnel from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, N.C., board a C-17 transport plane for deployment to Eastern Europe Feb. 3, 2022, amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Lorna Rainey, great-granddaughter of Joseph H. Rainey, addresses reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Feb. 3, 2022, during a news conference to unveil the Joseph H. Rainey Room at the U.S. Capitol. Rainey (1832-1887) was the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first to preside over the House and the longest-serving Black lawmaker in Congress during Reconstruction. (CNS photo/Greg Nash, Pool via Reuters)
Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 2, 2022. The Mass also marked the Vatican celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
Pope Francis holds a child on his lap during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 2, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Punxsutawney Phil’s handler, A.J. Dereume, holds up the famous groundhog during the 136th Groundhog Day at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Feb. 2, 2022. The groundhog saw his shadow that day, predicting six more weeks of winter. (CNS photo/Alan Freed, Reuters)
A person in Richfield, Minn., lights candles Feb. 1, 2022, to mourn the death of Jahmari Rice, 15, who was shot and killed outside of the South Education Center school. Police said a dispute involving five students Feb. 1 led to a confrontation outside the school that left Rice dead and two other students injured. Two teen suspects were arrested. (CNS photo/Christian Monterrosa, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

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