News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

This photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up" as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, on April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It is scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious and humanistic expression from around the world. This week’s gallery includes events in Spain, the ordination of new priests at the Vatican, German protests against anti-Semitism, and more.

This photo shows a bronze statue called “Raise Up” as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, on April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America’s past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It is scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

A man wears a yarmulke (Jewish skullcap) as he attends a demonstration against an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin, on April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

New priests pray during a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, on April 22, 2018. Pope Francis reminded priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica. In remarks Sunday to the new priests from several nations, Francis said: “Please, don’t tire of being merciful” since they themselves sin. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

People place yellow roses on a memorial for jailed separatists, whom independence supporters consider to be political prisoners, as Catalans celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi or Saint George in English, in Spain, on April 23, 2018. One of the most important holidays in Catalan culture, the day of Sant Jordi coincides with World Book Day. Couples, close friends, and families traditionally gift each other with a red rose and a book to mark the date. But many Catalans this year are using the holiday to make a political statement. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Pallbearers surround the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after her funeral service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, on April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip , Pool)

People wear yarmulkes (Jewish skullcaps) during a demonstration against anti-Semitism in Berlin, Germany, on April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

A couple take part in memorials during the 81st anniversary of Guernica in tribute to all people killed in the Spanish Civil War, in Guernica, northern Spain, on April 26, 2018. The small town was destroyed in an attack by German bombers and thousands of Basque citizens died on that date in 1937. The carnage has ever since stood as a symbol of man’s cruelty to his fellow man, immortalized in Pablo Picasso’s immense and powerful painting, one of the most iconic works of art of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

New priests lie face down on the floor during an ordination ceremony presided over by Pope Francis, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, on April 22, 2018. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)

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