Photos of the Week: Jan. 3, 2022

People take part in the Polar Bear Plunge in North Beach, Md., Jan 1, 2022. The annual fundraising event is sponsored by the Ladies of Charity of Calvert County. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Young people dressed as the Magi walk in the central aisle of St. Peter’s Basilica after attending Pope Francis’ celebration of Mass on the feast of Mary, Mother of God, at the Vatican Jan. 1, 2022. German, Italian and Swiss young people, called “sternsingers,” carol and raise money for charity between Christmas and Epiphany each year. (CNS photo/Romano Siciliani, pool)
Pope Francis greets a young girl after his weekly general audience Dec. 29, 2021, in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
People in Indianapolis wait in long lines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for COVID-19 testing and vaccines Dec. 29, 2021, as the omicron variant continues to spread throughout the country. (CNS photo/Cheney Orr, Reuters)
Kate Ridgway, conservator with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, holds an exploded fragment from the Fredericksburg battlefield found in a time capsule recovered from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s monument in Richmond, Va., Dec. 28, 2021. (CNS photo/Jay Paul, Reuters)
Visitors to St. Peter’s Square use their smartphones to read about the sculpture “Angels Unawares” by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz Dec. 28, 2021. The work stands in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, and a QR code was added to link visitors and tourists to information about the sculpture and about Catholic teaching on migration. (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden)
Mourners pay their respects to the late Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu outside St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 26, 2021. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican cleric whose good humor, inspiring message and conscientious work for civil and human rights made him a revered leader during the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, died at age 90 that day. (CNS photo/Mike Hutchings, Reuters)
Palestinians attend Mass on Christmas morning in the grotto of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, Dec. 25, 2021. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus at the start of Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Christians in Nairobi, Kenya, attend a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
Steely Vanlue, dressed as Mrs. Claus, and Troy Black, dressed as Santa Claus, pass by a destroyed home in Dawson Springs, Ky., Dec. 24, 2021, after tornadoes ripped through several U.S. states. (CNS photo/Jon Cherry, Reuters)
Snow in East Bolton, Quebec, covers the heart-shaped and frozen Baker Pond Dec. 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Bernard Brault, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

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