Photos of the Week: Oct. 11, 2021

Pope Francis leads a meeting with representatives of bishops’ conferences from around the world at the Vatican Oct. 9, 2021. The meeting came as the Vatican launches the process that will lead up to the assembly of the world Synod of Bishops in 2023. Pictured at the dais are Sister Nathalie Becquart, undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops; Bishop Luis MarÌn de San MartÌn, undersecretary of the synod; and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the synod. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Pope Francis and Egyptian Sheikh Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar, look on as children wave olive branches during a meeting in front of the Colosseum in Rome Oct. 7, 2021. The meeting was held to plead and pray for peace. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Dominican Sister Quincy Howard of the Faithful Democracy Coalition is arrested by a U.S. Secret Service officer during a protest for voting rights near the White House in Washington Oct. 5, 2021. Four others were arrested in a demonstration calling for President Joe Biden to push Congress to pass voting legislation. Sister Quincy and the others were kept in jail overnight, though they were not charged with anything, according to People For the American Way, a sponsor of the protest. They were released early Oct. 6. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters)
A priest sprinkles holy water on a cat during a drive-thru blessing on World Animal Day in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 4, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The day coincides with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. (CNS photo/Lisa Marie David, Reuters)
Sea service medals are seen after they were blessed during the annual Sea Services Pilgrimage Mass at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md., Oct. 3, 2021. At the Mass, people from across the country gathered to pray for members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Public Health Services and to join family and friends in prayer to thank St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for her protection and ask for her continued intercession. (CNS photo/Mike Miller, courtesy The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton)
A woman holds an image of Mary and the Christ Child and a blue bandanna as people take part in a pro-life march in Mexico City Oct. 3, 2021, protesting the Mexican Supreme Court decision to decriminalize abortion. (CNS photo/Raquel Cunha, Reuters)
Seminarians from St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., carry a statue of Mary during the annual Candlelight Rosary Procession Oct. 1, 2021. The procession went from the state Capitol to the Cathedral of St. Paul. Hundreds made the walk, including Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who led prayer, benediction and gave a homily at the cathedral about the power and importance of praying the rosary. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
People gather around “Little Amal”, a tall puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl, in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 1, 2021. The puppet was taken across Europe from Turkey to Britain to raise awareness for the plight of young refugees. (CNS photo/Lukas Barth, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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