Photos of the Week: Lunar New Year, Pakistan Priest Killed
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the Lunar New Year, the killing of a priest in Pakistan and more
A woman lights a candle during lunar New Year celebrations at the Hok Lay Kiong temple in Bekasi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The celebration marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac calendar. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Ethnic Chinese worshipers pray to celebrate the lunar New Year at a temple in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. People across Asia are celebrating the holiday amid concerns over the coronavirus' virulent omicron variant, even as increasing vaccination rates raised hopes that the Year of the Tiger might bring life back closer to normal. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
A child holds on to the ears of a Tiger sculpture on the first day of the lunar Year of the Tiger in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Worshippers pray during lunar New Year celebrations at the Man Mo temple in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The celebration marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac calendar. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
An Orthodox priest blesses Ukrainian Military Air Force University cadets after a monthly memorial service for soldiers who were killed in the fighting in 2014 against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A Hindu pilgrim prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna, on 'Mauni Amavasya' or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date for bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" In Prayagraj, India. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence, hoping to wash away sins. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Clergy hold candles as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate Mass with members of religious institutions on the occasion of the World Day of Consecrated Life, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Exile Tibetans burn a Chinese flag during a protest against the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Hundreds of Tibetan exiles are marching outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, denouncing the Beijing Winter Olympics and demanding freedom for their region. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A man shows a picture to journalists of Christian priest Father William Siraj, shortly after he was killed by unknown gunmen, at a church in the northwestern city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Police said gunmen killed Siraj and wounded another priest as they were driving home from Sunday Mass. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Relatives of Christian priest Father William Siraj, 75, who was killed by unknown gunmen, mourn next to his body at his home in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Police said gunmen killed Siraj and wounded another priest as they were driving home from Sunday Mass in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
An autonomous Presbyterian Church of East Africa was established at a ceremony in St. Andrew's Church in Nairobi, Kenya, in Feb. 1956. The Rev. R.G.M. Calderwood, elected as its first moderator, addresses the congregation after his election. The new denomination comprises the former (native) Presbyterian Church of East Africa and the Church of Scotland's Overseas Presbytery of Kenya Colony. RNS archive photo by Dudley Hawkins/Kenya Information Office. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Astronaut James A. McDivitt, right, chats with the Rev. James Herlihy after attending Mass at Catholic Church of Our Saviour in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in May 1965. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.