Photos of the Week: Oct. 25, 2021

Pope Francis receives gifts as he attends a session of the Salesian Sisters’ general chapter at their headquarters in Rome Oct. 22, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Bikers relax after reaching St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 21, 2021, after traveling from Pisa, Italy. The bikers followed the Via Francigena pilgrimage route, reaching Rome as their final destination. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis greets 10-year-old Paolo after the boy spontaneously walked on to the stage during the weekly general audience at the Vatican Oct. 20, 2021. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
Worshippers carry a statue of Mary and the Christ Child during a Mass outside the Pine of the Virgin Chapel on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, Oct. 19, 2021. People were praying for the Cumbre Vieja volcano to stop erupting. Streams of red-hot lava have engulfed nearly 2,000 acres of land, destroying nearly 2,000 buildings and displacing more than 6,000 people since the eruption began Sept. 19. (CNS photo/Susana Vera, Reuters)
Pope John Paul II opens a gift from U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell during a private audience at the Vatican June 2, 2003. The former chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff and national security advisory died Oct. 18, 2021, of complications from COVID-19. Powell, who was the nation’s first African American secretary of state, was 84. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Author: Catholic News Service

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