Photos of the week June 30, 2023

Featured photos this week include firefighters battling a wildfire near Fort St. John, British Columbia, the National Celebrate Life Day rally in Washington, D.C., Pope Francis greeting Orthodox Metropolitan Job of Pisidia at the Vatican and more.


Bishop William F. Medley of Owensboro, Ky., greets a small child in a receiving line of Burmese parishioners outside Holy Spirit Church in Bowling Green June 18, 2023. The Myanmar community was celebrating 14 years of being part of the parish. (OSV News photo/Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic)


Father Anthony Kote-Witah gives a thumbs up after his ordination to the priesthood at St. Clare of Montefalco Church in Chicago April 27, 2019. Father Kote-Witah, who endured persecution in his homeland of Nigeria, is now a Capuchin priest, serving the poor at the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. (OSV News photo/courtesy Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph)


A mosaic made from flowers and colored salt depicting the doves carrying olive branches, symbols of peace, is seen in front of St. Peter’s Basilica June 29, 2023. (CNS photo/Justin McLellan)


Pope Francis greets Orthodox Metropolitan Job of Pisidia, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, after his Mass for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)


Pope Francis laughs with visitors after his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican June 28, 2023. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)


Feligreses cantan himnos en español mientras participan en una procesión eucarística en Brooklyn, Nueva York, el 7 de mayo de 2023. (Foto de OSV News/Gregory A. Shemitz)


Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, places part of a meteorite found in Arizona in 1891 in a showcase at the observatory in Albano, Italy, June 20, 2023. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)


Auxiliary Bishop Lee A. Piché of St. Paul and Minneapolis, receives the gift of wine during Mass Feb. 27, 2015. After resigning later that year from ministry amid charges that the archdiocese had ignored warning signs of a priest abusing minors, he is returning to the archdiocese as vicar for retired priests July 1, 2023, at the request of Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda. (OSV News photo/Dave Hrbacek, Catholic Spirit)


With the Washington Monument in the background, a crowd gathers at the Lincoln Monument in Washington June 24, 2023, for the National Celebrate Life Day rally to commemorate the first anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. (OSV News photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)


Firefighters stand on a Kamloops Fire Rescue truck at a wildfire near Fort St. John, British Columbia, May 14, 2023. Wildfires have always occurred, but experts say the warming climate is increasing their severity. (OSV News photo/Kamloops Fire Rescue handout via Reuters)

Author: OSV News

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