Photos featured this week include the 1 millionth coat given away in the Knights’ Coats for Kids program and a burial chamber with a mosaic floor and frescoes painted under the arches in the Via Triumphalis Necropolis at the Vatican.
Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly, center, presents a $10,000 check to representatives of St. James Catholic School in Denver during a Nov. 6, 2023, ceremony at Annunciation Catholic School, also in Denver. An Annunciation student received the 1 millionth coat given away in the Knights’ Coats for Kids program since it was launched in 2009. The Knights distributed nearly 1,000 new coats to underprivileged children at Annunciation, St. James and three other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver and gave each of the five schools $10,000 during the Nov. 6 ceremony. (OSV News photo/Paul Haring, Knights of Columbus)
A Palestinian girl wounded in Israeli strikes waits at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Nov. 9, 2023. Christmas in Bethlehem and the Holy Land this year will be one of solemnity, prayer and fasting, the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem said. They called upon the faithful to forgo any “unnecessarily festive activities” this year and to “stand strong” with those facing the afflictions of war, focusing more on the spiritual meaning of Christmas. (OSV News photo/Doaa Rouqa, Reuters)
Israeli Americans and supporters of Israel hold signs as they gather in solidarity with Israel and to protest antisemitism during a rally on the National Mall in Washington Nov. 14, 2023, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (OSV News photo/Elizabeth Franz, Reuters)
A burial chamber with a mosaic floor and frescoes painted under the arches is seen in the Via Triumphalis Necropolis at the Vatican Nov. 14, 2023. (CNS photo/Pablo Esparza)
A demonstrator holds a crucifix during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government in Managua May 15, 2018. (OSV News photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)
A climate activist holds a placard as demonstrators in South Africa gather outside the Cape Town International Convention Center Sept. 13, 2023, during the Southern Africa Oil and Gas Conference to call for climate justice resistance against oil and gas corporations and an end to fossil fuels. Ahead of the COP28 climate change conference Nov. 30-Dec.12, Catholic leaders in Africa called for decisive actionaiming to save the continent. (OSV News photo/Esa Alexander, Reuters)
Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of Crookston, Minn., chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, speaks during a news conference after giving a presentation on the National Eucharistic Revival and the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress during a Nov. 15, 2023, session of the fall general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore. Looking on is Tim Glemkowski, CEO of the National Eucharistic Congress. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)