News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes much sorrow and tragedy, ranging from the Ethiopia Airlines disaster to mass murders in Brazil and New Zealand.

A relative mourns at the scene where an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia on March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Emergency personnel move an injured man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019. At least 49 people were killed in attacks at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Exiled Tibetans shout slogans during a march to mark the 60th anniversary of the March 10, 1959 Tibetan Uprising Day, in New Delhi, India, on March 10, 2019. The uprising of the Tibetan people against the Chinese rule was brutally quashed by the Chinese army, forcing their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and thousands of Tibetans to flee into exile. Every year exile Tibetans mark this day as the National Uprising Day. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

A relative places a hand on the head of Caio Oliveira, a victim of the shooting at the Raul Brasil State School, during a collective wake for those who died in Suzano, greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, on March 14, 2019. The Sao Paulo suburb prepared to bury its dead and look for reasons why two masked former students of the Raul Brasil State School, armed with a hand gun, knives, axes and crossbows killed five teenagers and two adults at the school before killing themselves as police closed in. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

A worker attaches name tags of individuals donors to lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday on May 12 at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, on March 13, 2019. Similar lanterns will be displayed in all Buddhist temples around South Korea for public viewing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

A woman weeps in the rain during the burial of 15-year-old Kaio Lucas da Costa Limeira, a student victim of a mass shooting at the Raul Brasil State School in Suzano, Brazil, on March 14, 2019. Classmates, friends and families began saying goodbye on Thursday, with thousands attending a wake in the Sao Paulo suburb, while authorities worked to understand what drove two former students to attack the school with a gun, crossbows and small axes. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

People wait outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019. Many people were killed in a mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, witnesses said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on March 14, 2019, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The new Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched on Thursday, March 14, with U.S. astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, Nick Hague, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin aboard. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Ethiopian religious leaders pray at the house of crash victim air hostess Sara Gebremichael, 38, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 13, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)

Greek men wearing bells around their waists and masks that include a meter tall, ribbon-covered formation topped with a foxtail walk in the village of Sohos as they take part in a Clean Monday festival, on March 11, 2019. The procession is one of many customs across Greece marking the Lenten season. Celebrated toward the beginning of Lent, many experts believe Clean Monday rituals are rooted in the ancient past and originally honored fertility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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