Photos featured this week include the reconstruction of the medieval choir framework of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Palestinian children waiting to receive food at a distribution center in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te and more.
Faithful walk in procession toward the Dnipro River for the blessing of water Jan. 6, 2024, after Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, celebrated a Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv amid ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine. (OSV News photo/courtesy Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church)
Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te speaks on stage in Taipei at a rally, flanked by his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim, following their victory in the presidential elections Jan. 13, 2024. (OSV News photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters)
Norma Felix sings during a Mass commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2024. The service was sponsored by the Vicariate Office of Black Catholic Concerns of the Diocese of Brooklyn. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, The Tablet)
Pope Francis meets Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest, the archbishop of Canterbury’s representative in Rome, and Orthodox Metropolitan Polykarpos of Italy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s representative in Rome, during an ecumenical evening prayer service marking the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 25, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Pope Francis accepts a red rose from a performer after a group of dancers and gymnasts entertained him and the crowd at the end of his weekly general audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Audience Hall Jan. 17, 2024. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
A woman holds her daughter during the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life Jan. 19, 2023, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)
Displaced Palestinian children wait to receive food at a distribution center In Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip Jan. 16, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. (OSV News photo/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, Reuters)