Photos of the Week

This week’s gallery includes worldwide responses to the novel coronavirus.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes worldwide responses to the novel coronavirus.

Cemetery workers in protective clothing bury a person at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Vila Formosa cemetery, the largest in Latin America, has had a 30% increase in the number of burials amid the spread of the new coronavirus, according to the cemetery’s administration. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

A volunteer disinfects a Hindu temple in an effort to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Israeli police officers wearing protective gear wait to detain ultra-Orthodox males as they pray in a synagogue because of the government’s measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, a largely ultra-Orthodox suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 2, 2020. ‏On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a police cordon around Bnei Brak to limit movement to and from the city. Bnei Brak has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A security guard takes the body temperature of Muslim worshippers amid fears of the new coronavirus outbreak, prior to the start of Friday prayers at Al Akbar Mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

The Rev. Peter Gower celebrates Mass from the front door of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church as worshippers listen over the radio from their cars in the parking lot, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Johnston, Rhode Island. Gower started the Mass for those to attend from their cars last week as gatherings became restricted due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

People stand spread out in line for free meals at the Wat Arun Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Wat Arun temple provides two free meals a day for people in need due to the emergency regulations enforced in Thailand to control the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Iraqi health ministry workers pray by a coffin of a person who died from Covid-19 at a new cemetery for the people who die from coronavirus complications, outside the town of Najaf, Iraq, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

Devotees pray after offering food and alms to Thai Buddhist monks, who wear face shields to protect themselves from the coronavirus, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Hindu priests wearing face masks perform rituals during Ram Navami festival at a temple, which is closed to devotees as part of a lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus, in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

A man wearing a mask transports marigold flower garlands on a motorcycle during the Hindu Navratri festival in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)