Photos of the week May 19, 2023

Photos featured this week include Pope Francis meeting with representatives of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations, a candlelight procession in St. Peter’s Square and a cute fawn sleeping in a Wisconsin cemetery.


Vatican police carry a Marian icon during a candlelight rosary procession in St. Peter’s Square May 13, 2023. St. Peter’s Basilica organizes the outdoor recitation of the rosary every Saturday night in May. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)


Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, as seen from Sderot, Israel, May 13, 2023. (OSV News photo/Ammar Awad, Reuters)


Pope Francis greets representatives of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations during an audience with the group in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican May 13, 2023, before it opened its general assembly in Assisi May 14-20. In his talk, the pope said, “There is an urgent need to find peace in the world, a peace that begins, above all, within the heart.” (CNS photo/Vatican Media)


Clouds hoover over the site of a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Alausi, Ecuador, March 28, 2023 The Church’s presence remains active more than 50 days after the landslide that buried five neighborhoods in Alausi. (OSV News photo/Karen Toro, Reuters)


Workers and supporters of the Writers Guild of America protest outside Universal Studios Hollywood May 3, 2023, in the Universal City area of Los Angeles a day after union negotiators called a strike for film and television writers. (OSV News photo/Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)


A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is pictured outside the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., on her feast day, May 13, 2023, where veneration and a Mass were held. The statue is touring the Archdiocese of Newark through June 7 before being flown back home to Portugal. (OSV New photo/Joseph Jordan, courtesy Archdiocese of Newark)


Second-grader Giovanni Colon prays during a May crowning ceremony at St. Patrick School in Smithtown, N.Y., May 16, 2023. Colon and 38 of his classmates received their first holy Communion three days earlier. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)


A fawn rests near a headstone at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ashwaubenon, Wis., May 16, 2023. (OSV News photo/Sam Lucero)

Author: OSV News

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