Photos of the Week: March 8, 2021

Pope Francis participates in a memorial prayer for the victims of the war at Hosh al-Bieaa (church square) in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis blesses a child as he greets people with disabilities during a visit to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq, March 7, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters)
Pope Francis releases a white dove near during a memorial prayer for the victims of the war at Hosh al-Bieaa (church square) in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. The large gold cross at right was made by Iraqi architect Omar Carona. A sculpture of a white dove sits on top of the cross; two hands, representing Mosul’s men and women, hold the Christian symbol. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Pope Francis swings a censer near a partially restored statue of Mary from a parish in Karmless, Iraq. The Islamic State militants decapitated the statue and cut off its hands. The restoration re-attached the head but left the hands dangling. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Pope Francis talks with a religious leader during an interreligious meeting on the plain of Ur near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Choir members take a selfie in front of an image of Pope Francis before the pope’s celebration of Mass in the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad March 6, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Schoolgirls who were released after being kidnapped are pictured in Nigeria’s Zamfara state March 2, 2021. Pope Francis condemned the “vile kidnapping of 317 girls, taken away from their boarding school Feb. 26 in Jangebe,” and he prayed for them and their families. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Sister Ann Nu Thawng, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis Xavier, kneels in front of police and soldiers during an anti-coup protest in Myitkyina, Myanmar, Feb. 28, 2021. On a day when 18 anti-coup protesters were shot dead, media reported that Sister Thawng implored troops to not shoot civilians and that her actions protected protesters. (CNS photo/courtesy Myitkyina News Journal)
The Soyuz spacecraft with the Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the climate and environment in the Arctic blasts off from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Feb. 28, 2021. The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades, and Russia is seeking to develop the energy-rich region, investing in the Northern Sea Route for shipping across its long northern flank as ice melts. (CNS photo/Russian space agency Roscosmos handout via Reuters)


Author: Catholic News Service

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