Photos of the Week: Desmond Tutu turns 90; French church sex abuse scandal
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Desmond Tutu's 90th birthday, Catholic church sex abuse in France and more.
A wall mural depicting Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is restored by the artist Brian Rolfe after it was defaced, in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday Oct. 7, 2021. As South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Tutu turns 90, recent racist graffiti on the wall mural portrait points to the continuing relevance of his work for equality. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, right, attends a church service in St. George's Cathedral with his wife, Leah, in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, as Tutu celebrates his 90th birthday. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual church conference took place with limited attendance due to the pandemic, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City. The faith's leaders have encouraged its 16 million members worldwide to limit the spread by getting vaccines and wearing masks. For the first time in two years, though, leaders were back at the faith's 20,000-seat conference center, with several hundred people watching in person. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Candles burn in a Catholic church in central Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. After the release of a groundbreaking report, the head of France's Catholic bishops conference is asking forgiveness from the estimated 330,000 victims of child sex abuse by its clergy. The report was released after extensive research in France's first major reckoning with the issue. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
The Rev. Elorian Atsima Ngnari prays for victims of child sex abuse during a special service at the Sainte Jeanne d'Arc de la Mutualité Catholic church in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Tens of thousands of people are believed to have been victims of child sex abuse at the hands of France's Catholic clergy over the past seven decades, according to a recent report. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
People pray at a 80th anniversary memorial for victims of the 1941 Nazi massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, a ravine in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A police boat patrols as Hindu devotees perform rituals on the banks of the Hooghly River on the occasion of Mahalaya, an auspicious day to pay homage to ancestors, in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
People view the damage inside a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz province northern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. A powerful explosion in the mosque frequented by a Muslim religious minority in northern Afghanistan on Friday left several casualties, witnesses and the Taliban's spokesman said. (AP Photo/Abdullah Sahil)
Visitors take a selfie as they tour the Temple of Heaven during the last day of the week-long China's National Day celebrations in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Pope Francis, center, is flanked by representatives of the Christian Churches and Communities as he presides over a prayer for peace, at the intereligious meeting titled 'Brother peoples, future land," organized by the Sant'Egidio Community, at Rome's Colosseum, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Protesters stand outside Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s office in the state Capitol hours before the state executed Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5, 2021, in Jefferson City. At center is the Rev. John Bennett, a retired Disciples of Christ minster, who read a statement at the protest calling the pending execution “a morally despicable act of murder by the state which does not redeem but compounds the despicable acts of murder by Mr. Johnson.” Photo by Brian Kaylor
Franciscan Mission Service members carry a bier, adorned with an empty Franciscan habit, into a replica of the Portiuncula Chapel at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington, D.C., to conclude the annual Transitus service commemorating the death of St Francis of Assisi, on Sunday, Oct. 3. 2021. Photo by Josephine von Dohlen
Princess Margaret speaks to four clergymen during the opening of a community house in London's East India Dock Road neighborhood in Oct. 1955. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, center, president of the National Council of Churches, accepts the keys to a Harvester station wagon from children of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Oct. 1955, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The vehicle was used by the council's ministry to migrants across the country. RNS archive photo by Martin A. Herrmann. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.