A resident climbs over an uprooted tree Oct. 7 after Hurricane Matthew swept through Fort Pierce, Fla. The powerful storm spun dangerously close to Florida's Atlantic coast that morning, scraping the shore with howling wind and heavy rain and left more than 400,000 without power. (CNS photo/Christobal Herrera, EPA)
Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, England, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, and Pope Francis preside at a vespers service at the Church of St. Gregory in Rome Oct. 5.
Destroyed homes are seen Oct. 6 after Hurricane Matthew passed through Jeremie, Haiti. Rescue workers are struggling to reach parts of Haiti cut off by Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. (CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters)
Linda DiCarlo holds her whippet Lizzie as they wait for the pet blessing at St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn, last weekend.
A priest blesses members of the K-9 units of Philippine National Police Special Action Force, their dogs and and the mascot, Oct. 2 in Manila. The blessing traditionally occurs on or close to the Oct. 4, feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters)
Visitors look out over the water in 2014 at the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau, Alaska. The place of retreat with breathtaking views was designated a national shrine by the U.S. bishops Oct. 1. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen, France, leads an Oct. 2 procession for a Mass reopening a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where Father Jacques Hamel was murdered in July. Pope Francis confirmed Oct. 2 that he had spoken with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, about setting aside the usual five-year waiting period to allow the collection of eyewitness testimony regarding the murder of the French priest. (CNS photo/Christophe Petit Tesson, EPA)
Pope Francis talks with firefighters as he visits the earthquake-ravaged town of Amatrice, Italy, Oct. 4. The town was devastated by an Aug. 24 earthquake that claimed the lives of nearly 300. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)