Photos of the Week: Russia invades Ukraine, botched baptisms
By Kit Doyle · February 25, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the Russian invasion of Ukraine, botched Catholic baptisms and more.
Inna Zotikova, 26, of Chicago, holds a sign during a rally outside the Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller
People pray next to the body of Ukrainian Army captain Anton Sydorov, 35, killed in eastern Ukraine, during his funeral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Members of the Orthodox Church attend a demonstration outside Downing Street in support of Ukraine, in London, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to 'consequences you have never seen.' (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
A woman looks at a sign outside St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
A Muslim clothing vendor wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus waits for customers at a her store in a traditional market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
The Old City of Jerusalem is seen from the Mount of Olives, in East Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. Israel's Nature and Parks Authority says it is backing down from a plan to encompass Christian holy sites on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives in a national park after vociferous outcry from major churches. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Father Matthew Hood celebrates mass at Our Lady of the Rosary church Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Detroit. In 2020, one word caught the ear of a young Detroit-area Catholic priest while he watched a video of his baptism from decades earlier. "Wait," the Rev. Matthew Hood recalled thinking. "Something doesn't seem right here." Indeed, an error by a deacon had spoiled the sacrament — and, in domino-like fashion, meant he truly wasn't a priest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
The Rev. Andrés Arango speaks with a parishioner inside St. Gregory Catholic Church, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Phoenix, after a baptism do-over. The Diocese of Phoenix estimates that thousands of baptisms are invalid by the incorrect phrasing used by Arango, who served in three parishes from September 2005 until his resignation Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The accused Catholic priest is led into the courtroom in Cologne, Germany, Friday, Feb.25, 2022. On Friday, the Cologne Regional Court sentenced a Catholic priest to twelve years in prison for the sexual abuse of children. The 70-year-old priest must also pay damages of 5,000, 10,000 and 35,000 euros to three female joint plaintiffs. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
Abortion-rights activists celebrate after the Constitutional Court approved the decriminalization of abortion, lifting all limitations on the procedure until the 24th week of pregnancy, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
“You Are Not Alone” was the theme of the three-day gathering at Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, Arizona, which concluded Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. Some 2,000 participants came together for plenary sessions and nearly 300 workshops that focused on the “best practices” for ministry. Photo by John Schmidt
Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., joined a Black History Month celebration and Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at the Immaculate Conception Monastery Church in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens, New York. Photo courtesy of DeSales Media
In 1980, visitors explore one of the caves at Qumrun, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947. The scrolls contain the oldest-known versions of passages and books from the Old Testament. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Pope Pius XII receives King Mwami Charles Mutara Rudahigwa of Ruanda Urundi (Rwanda) and his wife, Rosalia, at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, in Nov. 1955. The royal couple presented the pontiff with a precious turban decorated with plumes and pearls, symbols of regality. The Holy Father presented the Catholic monarchs with religious medals and a precious rosary. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.