Photos of the week Dec. 1, 2023

Photos of the week Dec. 1, 2023

Photos featured this week include the arrival of the Vatican Christmas tree, a relic of St. Jude the Apostle in New York and a tribute service for former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter.

A sister watches as Vatican workers use a crane to hoist a Christmas tree into place in Peter’s Square at the Vatican early Nov. 23, 2023. The 90-feet-tall tree from the Maira Valley near Turin, Italy, will be lighted Dec. 9. After Christmas the wood will be made into toys and donated to Caritas. (CNS photo/Pablo Esparza)


A participant prays during the closing Mass of the National Catholic Youth Conference at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Nov 18, 2023. (OSV News photo/Mike Krokos, The Criterion)


Released Palestinian prisoner Khalil Zamareh embraces his mother Nov. 26, 2023, as he is received by his family outside his house near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank amid a hostages-prisoners swap deal between Hamas and Israel. (OSV News photo/Mussa Qawasma, Reuters)


A man lights a candle as people visit a monument to Holodomor victims in Kyiv, Ukraine, Nov. 25, 2023, during a ceremony commemorating the famine of 1932-33, in which millions died of hunger. The ceremony took place the same day Russia launched its most intense drone attack on Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on the country in 2022. (OSV News photo/Sofiia Gatilova, Reuters)


A man holds a child as he presses a religious medal against a glass case protecting a reliquary containing a bone from the arm of St. Jude the Apostle at St. Jude Church in Mastic Beach, N.Y., Nov. 27, 2023. The relic, which arrived in Chicago from Italy in September, is on a nine-month tour of the U.S. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)


Pope Francis greets a group of nuns after his weekly general audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Audience Hall Nov. 29, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)


Miguel Ángel Pérez Gómez, a rapper from Chiapas, Mexico, and participant in a theology conference on religious expressions in popular culture, poses for a photo at the headquarters of the Latin American bishops’ council, known as CELAM, in Bogotá, Colombia, Nov. 27, 2023. (CNS photo/Justin McLellan)


The casket of former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter is carried down the steps at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta following a tribute service for her Nov. 28, 2023. Rosalynn Carter, who died Nov. 19 at age 96, was married to former President Jimmy Carter, 99, for more than 77 years. (OSV News photo/Elijah Nouvelage, Reuters)

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