Photos of the week May 26, 2023

People from Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela carry the flags of their countries into Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs at the beginning of Mass May 21, 2023. The Mass was part of the Diocese of Rome’s Festival of the Peoples, an annual celebration highlighting the cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity of the city’s Catholics. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)


A Swiss Guard watches the crowd as Pope Francis greets visitors at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 24, 2023. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)


Flowers lie on caskets during a funeral Mass in the parish hall of St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria, June 17, 2022, for some of the 40 victims killed in a June 5 attack by gunmen during Mass at the church. Intersociety, a leading Nigerian human rights organization, issued a report May 21, 2023, with sobering statistics on summary executions, maiming, forced disappearances and illegal detentions carried out by security forces and allied militias in southeast Nigeria’s Imo state over a 29-month period, from January 2021 to May 2023. (OSV News photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)


Following a May 24, 2023, Mass of Remembrance at Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde, Texas, in honor of those lost after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio embraces a woman on the first anniversary of the mass shooting. (OSV New photo/courtesy Archdiocese of San Antonio)


People pray in front of an image of the Divine Mercy at a Catholic Church in La Paz, Bolivia, May 24, 2023. Bolivian President Luis Arce has urged the Vatican to join the Bolivian government in a revision of all foreign clergy in the South American country, where revelations of a deceased Jesuit’s sexual abuse of children have caused outrage. (OSV News photo/Claudia Morales, Reuters)


The exhumed body of Sister Mary Wilhelmina Lancaster, foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, lies in repose in the church at the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus in Gower, Mo., May 21, 2023. (OSV News photo/Megan Marley)

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