Photos of the week Sept. 1, 2023

Photos featured this week include a Ukrainian Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia, Mass aboard Pilot Boat New York in Newark Bay, Pope Francis traveling to Mongolia and former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.


Two young women in traditional Ukrainian attire listen to a speech during a flag raising ceremony at Philadelphia’s City Hall in honor of Ukraine’s Independence Day, Aug. 24, 2023. (OSV News/Gina Christian)


Auxiliary Bishop Gregory J. Studerus of Newark, N.J., prays during Mass aboard Pilot Boat New York in Newark Bay Aug. 25, 2023. The liturgy was celebrated in conjunction with the annual blessing of the Port of New York & New Jersey. During the Mass, prayers were offered for dock workers, security personnel, seafarers and the commercial vessels that visit the U.S. East Coast’s largest and busiest port. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)


Sister Theodora Mbilinyi walks with children outside a Catholic church at Our Mother of Mercy Mission on the outskirts of Arvaikheer city, Mongolia, Aug. 28, 2023. Pope Francis will visit Mongolia Aug. 31-Sept. 4. (OSV News photo/Joseph Campbell, Reuters)


Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick arrives at Dedham District Court in Dedham, Mass., Sept. 3, 2021, after being charged with molesting a 16-year-old boy during a 1974 wedding reception. A Massachusetts judge dismissed a criminal case against the former cardinal Aug. 30, 2023, ruling he no longer has the cognitive capacity to stand trial. (OSV News photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters)


Jewell Baggett and her husband, Brian Cunningham, pick through the wreckage of the home built by Jewell’s grandfather in Horseshoe Beach, Fla., Aug. 30, 2023. The home, where she grew up and three generations of her family have lived, was reduced to rubble by Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend region early Aug. 30 as a Category 3 hurricane. It pushed a wall of destructive water into coastal communities, shutting down part of a major interstate and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people. (OSV News photo/Cheney Orr, Reuters)


The Rev Arturo Carrasco, an Anglican priest, blesses images of Mexico’s missing persons at an ecumenical service Aug. 30, 2023, in Mexico City. More than 110,000 people remain missing in Mexico, with many disappearing during the country’s ongoing crackdown on drug cartels. (OSV News photo/David Agren)


The Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse near the shore of Lake Michigan in Algoma, Wis., is silhouetted by the Aug. 30, 2023, Super Blue Moon. (OSV News photo/Sam Lucero)


Aboard his overnight flight from Rome to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 31, 2023, Pope Francis blesses the bullet-punctured canteen of a Ukrainian soldier who was shot and survived. As a thank you, the soldier brought the canteen to the military church in the Ukrainian city of Lviv. The parish priest sent it to journalist Eva Fernández, who asked the pope to bless it and then planned to return it to the parish. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)

Author: OSV News

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