Photos of the Week: March 20, 2023

Pope Francis hears confession during a Lenten penance service March 17, 2023, in the Rome parish of St. Mary of Graces at Trionfale. The service marked the start of the worldwide celebration of “24 Hours for the Lord,” a period when at least one church in every diocese was invited to be open all night — or at least for extended hours — for confession and eucharistic adoration. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Bagpipers march past St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City March 17, 2023. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Pope Francis leaves after receiving a replica of a first-century boat found in the Sea of Galilee in 1986. The replica, believed to be of the type used by Jesus and his disciples, was given to the pope at the Vatican March 15, 2023, by an Italian ferry company, Navigazione libera del Golfo, and the Rome-based International Diplomatic Institute. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

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