Photos of the Week: Jan. 3, 2023

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Pope Francis accepts offertory gifts from children dressed as the Three Kings as he celebrates Mass on the feast of Mary, Mother of God, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 1, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan celebrates Mass for the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict XVI at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City Jan. 1, 2023. Before the liturgy, the bells of the cathedral tolled 95 times to mark each year of the late pontiff’s life. (OSV News/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Pope Francis visits the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square after leading an evening prayer service on New Year’s Eve at the Vatican Dec. 31, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
A person walks past a collage on a wall depicting soccer legend Pelé and Maradona in São Paulo Dec. 29, 2022. Pelé died in São Paulo Dec. 29, 2022. (CNS photo/Carla Carniel, Reuters)
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, head of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, visits the basement of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection with Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec. 29, 2022. This is a space where hundreds of people took refuge during the first days of Russia’s war on Ukraine. (CNS photo/Oleksandr Savransky, courtesy Ukrainian Catholic Church)
People work to dig out a car in Amherst, N.Y., Dec. 26, 2022, during a deadly winter storm that hit the Buffalo region. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)
People take part in Christmas celebrations in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine’s Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Kryvorivnya, Ukraine, Dec. 25, 2022. (CNS photo/Yuriy Rylchuk, Reuters)
Ross Cipriotti, dressed as Santa Claus, skis through the water during the annual presentation of Waterskiing Santa on the Potomac River in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 24, 2022. (CNS photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

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