Photos of the Week: Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2021

A woman wearing a protective mask sells Lunar New Year decorations in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 3, 2021. Vietnamese dioceses have called off some planned ceremonies for Tet, the Lunar New Year, Feb. 6-16, with discovery of the spread of new COVID-19 variant. (CNS photo/Nguyen Huy Kham, Reuters)
U.S. Capitol Police Officers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington place on a stand Feb. 2, 2021, the urn holding the remains of fellow officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick died from injuries Jan. 7 after defending the building from insurrectionists the previous day. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Pool via Reuters)
SpaceX Starship SN9 in Boca Chica, Texas, explodes after its high altitude test flight Feb. 2, 2021. (CNS photo/Gene Blevins, Reuters)
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates a Mass marking the World Day for Consecrated Life in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 2, 2021. (CNS photo/Stefano Dal Pozzolo, pool)
A man prays inside the Cathedral of St. Agatha in Catania, Italy, Feb. 2, 2021. It was the last day it was open before closing during what would usually be the annual feast of St. Agatha procession that usually draws thousands of people, but this year was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters)
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, is pictured during his Jan. 31-Feb. 3 trip to Cameroon. Vatican Media said Cardinal Parolin was making the trip to convey Pope Francis’ affection and closeness to the people of the country who suffer amid the throes of civil unrest. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Punxsutawney Phil is seen on the 135th Groundhog Day at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Feb 2, 2021. The rodent saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. (CNS photo/Alan Freed, Reuters)
People in Brighton Beach, N.Y., make a giant snow ball during a winter storm Feb. 1, 2021. (CNS photo/Ahmed Gaber, Reuters)
Migrants cross the Rio Bravo at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 1, 2021, to turn themselves in to request U.S. asylum in El Paso, Texas. Known as RÌo Bravo del Norte in Mexico, the river is called the Rio Grande in the U.S. The president has signed executive orders to address root causes of migration from Central America and expand opportunities for legal migration; create a task force to reunify families separated by policies of the Trump administration; and strengthen integration and inclusion efforts for new Americans. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
A fisherman on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minn., checks his phone for alerts during a virtual ice fishing competition Jan. 30, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Rebecca Fudala, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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

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