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Photo of the week: Fielder’s choice

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Pope Francis reaches out to grab a baseball thrown by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 24. The pope gave a sign it was okay for the ball to be thrown, then leapt and almost caught a slightl y high throw. The ball was picked up by Domenico Giani, the pope’s lead bodyguard, center. The pope signed the ball, which according to a YouTube video was thrown by a member of the Pope Francis reaches to grab baseball thrown by someone in crowd as he leaves his general audience at VaticanKoeppel family from St. Edward’s Church in Palm Beach, Fla., in the hope of raising money for their parish. (CNS photo/Claudio Peri, EPA)