Photos of the Week: El Salvador beatifications, Holocaust Remembrance Day
By Kit Doyle · January 28, 2022
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes beatifications in El Salvador, Holocaust Remembrance Day and more.
Police officers stand outside St. Patricks Cathedral to pay their respects during the wake of New York City Police Officer Jason Rivera, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in New York. Rivera was fatally shot Friday, Jan. 21, while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
An overhead view of Las Americas Square in San Salvador, El Salvador, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, ahead of a Roman Catholic Church ceremony to beatify two priests and two lay people, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador's civil war. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
A poster depicting the Rev. Rutilio Grande, Franciscan priest Cosme Spessotto, Nelson Lemus and Manuel Solorzano, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador’s civil war, is displayed during their beatification ceremony in San Salvador, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
Salvadorans attend a ceremony to beatify two priests, including Rev. Rutilio Grande and two lay people, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador’s civil war, in San Salvador, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The Rev. Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest killed alongside friends Manuel Solorzano and teenager Nelson Lemus on March 12, 1977, was known for his ministry to the poor and was an inspiration to St. Oscar Romero, the then-archbishop of El Salvador who himself was murdered three years later. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
Palestinians enjoy the snow next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem Old city, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. A rare snowfall hit parts of Israel and the West Bank, closing schools and businesses. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Mickey Levy, Speaker of the Knesset, reacts during the commemoration of the "Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism" in the German Bundestag, Berlin, Thursday, Jan.27, 2022. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
Wreaths placed at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi dear camp Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A couple returns to their camp after performing rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj, India, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Hindu devotees and pilgrims eat at a free food distribution camp at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Men dressed as wild animals walk towards the church during "Las Carantonas" festival in Acehuche, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. With roots in pagan fertility rites, the festival today honors Acehuche's patron, Saint Sebastian. After the 2021 edition was canceled amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the festival went ahead in late January this year under strict mask-wearing rules despite record numbers of infections across Spain. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A potential customer, junior grade, inspects some of the 3,000 titles available in the bookstore operated by the Archdiocese of Newark at West Orange, New Jersey, in May 1962. The Thomas More Book Center, operated by the archdiocesan Legion of Decency, is designed to provide wholesome low-price reading matter on general and religious subjects and to serve as a center for Catholic information. RNS archive photo by J. Zehnder. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
A newly-hatched duck is examined by 10-year-old Fred Tsuchiya of Minneapolis. The youth was a guest at the Gordon Stenzel farm near Winthrop, Minn., during the 18th Minnesota Visits Program in June 1965. The program was jointly sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Catholic Interracial Council of the Twin Cities. Some 150 families participated in the program in 1965, hosting Black, Native American, Mexican and Asian children. White children also were guests in the homes of minority families. RNS archive photo by Bruce Sifford. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.