Photos of the Week

This week’s photo gallery includes a variety of pilgrimages, a folk saint in Guatemala and more.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes a variety of pilgrimages, a folk saint in Guatemala and more.

Priests carry the remains of Saint Dimitrie Bassarabov, the patron saint of the Romanian capital, on the first of three days of pilgrimage, taking place on a much smaller scale than usual due to the pandemic, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Romania recently hit new record highs for coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A woman reverences a metal casing said to contain holy remains, including of Saint Dimitrie Bassarabov, the patron saint of the Romanian capital, on the first of three days of pilgrimage, taking place on a much smaller scale than usual due to the pandemic, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Buddhist monks and believers walk along a stream in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. About 100 monks and followers marched a 310-mile pilgrimage to pray for the country to overcome the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A man observes a moment of silent reflection on the sidewalk outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2020, the second anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A bottle of liquor is surrounded by burning candles with images of folk saint Maximon, an Indigenous character worshipped mainly by Indigenous people, inside a temple known as Maximon church on his feast day in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. To help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the annual celebration was limited to local residents who waited in line to enter the church little by little, and it was closed to pilgrims who normally travel here from across the country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

A religious man uses herbs to apply liquor on a worshiper of folk saint Maximon, worshipped mainly by Indigenous people, inside a temple known as Maximon church on his feast day in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. To help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the festival was limited to local residents who waited in line to enter little by little, and it was closed to pilgrims who travel here from across the country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

An Indian worker mixes gunpowder with bare hands to make firecrackers for the upcoming Hindu festival Diwali in Ahmedabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebrations. But this year’s celebrations, bereft of all the grandiose pomp, have been muted. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Effigies of mythological demon king Ravana and his kin are burned during Dussehra festival celebrations, toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Augusto Santos, dressed as the late Venezuelan Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernández, stands with devotees of the doctor outside La Candelaria church where he is buried in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The remains of the doctor, popularly known as the “Saint of the Poor,” were exhumed in a private ceremony inside the church as part of the beatification process of the first Venezuelan layperson. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Police officers work at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Oct. 29, 2020. The attacker killed at least three people at the church, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

A man crosses the street in front of the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, in southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

A Saint Jude statue is transported in the passenger seat of a car during the annual pilgrimage honoring Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Thousands of Mexicans celebrated St. Jude’s feast day, but the pandemic caused Masses to be canceled and the usual masses of people outside the San Hipolito Catholic church were replaced by orderly lines of masked worshipers waiting their turn for a blessing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Devotees arrive at San Hipolito Catholic Church during the annual pilgrimage honoring Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Swiss Guards wearing masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 march as they leave the Vatican’s St. Damaso courtyard Oct. 24, 2020, after the visit of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)