Photos of the Week: July 4, 2022

Pope Francis and Orthodox Archbishop Job of Telmessos, head a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, pray in front of the tomb of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Deacons ascend the stairs from near the tomb of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2022, as they carry palliums for Pope Francis to bless and distribute to archbishops named during the past year. The pope blesses the palliums, woolen stoles worn around the shoulders, during Mass each year on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Two members of the Congolese community in Rome present the offertory gifts to Pope Francis during Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican July 3, 2022. Pope Francis was to have been in Kinshasa, Congo, that day, but was forced to postpone the trip because of problems with his knee. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the judicial oath of office as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court June 30, 2022. Administering the oath is Justice Stephen Breyer, whom she succeeds on the court due to his retirement, effective the same day. Jackson’s husband, Patrick Jackson, holds the Bible during the ceremony. (CNS photo/Supreme Court of the United States, Handout via Reuters)
Debra Ponce, left, and Angelita Olvera of San Antonio mourn June 28, 2022, near the scene where dozens of immigrants were found dead inside a trailer truck a day earlier. (CNS photo/Go Nakamura, Reuters)
Rescuers and service members work at a site of a shopping mall was hit by Russian missile strikes in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, June 27, 2022. The Russian attacks on the mall with about 1,000 civilians inside were the “largest terrorist attack in Europe in decades,” said Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. (CNS photo/Anna Voitenko, Reuters)
Afghan children are pictured in Khost June 26, 2022, following a magnitude 6 earthquake. At least 2,000 homes were destroyed in the region June 22; on average, every household has seven or eight people living in it, said Ramiz Alakbarov, the U.N. deputy special representative to Afghanistan. (CNS photo/Ali Khara, Reuters)
Indigenous women mourn during the funeral Mass for Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos and JoaquÌn Mora at Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church in Chihuahua, Mexico, June 25, 2022. The two priests were murdered at the parish June 20 as they offered refuge to a tour guide seeking protection. (CNS Photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Damaged soy plants affected by salty seawater flowing into the drought-hit Po River are pictured in Porto Tolle, Italy, June 23, 2022. The Po River, Italy’s longest, stretches from the Alps in the northwest to the Adriatic Sea in the east. It’s not only the lack of rainfall that is a problem. The European Space Agency says high temperatures and a lack of snow in the mountains that feed the river are also worsening the situation. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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