Photos of the Week: May 2, 2022

A local resident walks past a destroyed church in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 28, 2022, during the Russian war. (CNS photo/Alexander Ermochenko, Reuters)
Pope Francis blesses a person draped in a Ukrainian flag after his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 27, 2022. In the group were 11 orphaned children who escaped Ukraine and found assistance in early March from an Italian Catholic organization. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Pope Francis is assisted by Msgr. Leonardo Sapienza, an official of the Prefecture of the Papal Household, following the pontiff’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 27, 2022. The pope is suffering from a torn ligament and bursitis in his knee. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)
A malnourished child is held by his mother at a camp for people displaced by drought in Gode, Ethiopia, April 26, 2022. The United Nations reports Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region has been hit by three consecutive below-average rainy seasons, worsening the already deteriorating humanitarian situation for more than 3 million people, more than half the local population. (CNS photo/Tiksa Negeri, Reuters)
Pope Francis greets Father Oleksandr Khalayim, a Ukrainian military chaplain, during an audience with Missionaries of Mercy priests at the Vatican April 25, 2022. The pope commissioned the priests during the Year of Mercy for the special mission of preaching God’s mercy and showing it, especially through the sacrament of reconciliation. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Father of Mercy Thomas Reagan, chaplain at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis., uses holy water to bless a bronze statue of St. John Paul II April 24, 2022, Divine Mercy Sunday. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass)
Bishop Paul P. Chomnycky of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, Conn., blesses a woman with holy oil following an Easter Divine Liturgy April 24, 2022, at St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. The parish maintains many of its ancestral faith traditions, including celebrating services according to the Julian calendar. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
People visit the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, Calif., April 20, 2022. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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