Photos of the week: March 13, 2023


Michael J. Deegan, superintendent of schools in the Archdiocese of New York, is pictured posing with schoolchildren in an undated photo. After the archdiocese said Feb. 15, 2023, it would close 12 elementary schools and merge four others into two, Deegan describes a pilot program that offers new hope to entire communities. (OSV News photo/Archdiocese of New York)


Pope Francis blesses Janada Marcus, a survivor of Christian persecution in Nigeria, after his general audience March 8, 2023. She is accompanied to her left by Father Joseph Bature Fidelis, director of a trauma center for victims of terrorism in Nigeria, and to her right by Maria Joseph, another survivor. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)


Then-Prince Charles of Britain and Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, chat during a reception at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019. England’s Catholic cardinal has pledged his church’s allegiance to King Charles III ahead of his May 6 coronation, as the new monarch praised the work of faith communities in national life. (OSV News photo/Arthur Edwards, pool via Reuters)


A student from Lourdes Academy Catholic School in Daytona Beach, Fla., stands for life in front of the Florida State Prison in Raiford Feb. 23, 2023, the day Donald Dillbeck was executed by lethal injection. She said her faith brought her there. (OSV News photo/Glenda Meekins, Florida Catholic)


Undertakers transport the body of a victim March 10, 2023, of a deadly shooting at a Jehovah’s Witness meeting hall in Hamburg, Germany. German police were searching for a possible motive after a shooter opened fire March 9 at the place of worship, killing at least seven people, including an unborn baby. (OSV News photo/Fabrizio Bensch, Reuters)


A fragment from the Parthenon depicting the head of a boy, housed in the Vatican Museums, is among three ancient fragments that Pope Francis will give to Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and all Greece. According to the Vatican Museums’ website, the fragments came into their possession in the 19th century and originally were part of the decorative sculptures on the famous Greek temple built on the Acropolis by Pericles in the 5th century B.C. (CNS photo/Vatican Museums)


People attend the fifth synodal assembly in Frankfurt March 9, 2023. The final assembly will conclude March 11 after discussing issues including blessings for homosexual couples, ordination of women, a relaxation of mandatory celibacy and more church involvement for lay people. (OSV News photo/Heiko Becker, Reuters)


Human Rights Watch’s acting executive director, Tirana Hassan, addresses press at United Nations headquarters in New York, March 9, 2023. Nicaragua’s assaults on Catholic and other educational institutions, its stripping political opponents of citizenship, and its arrest of political opponents must stop, said acting executive director, Hassan. (OSV News photo/James Martone)

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