Photos of the Week: Russian escalation in Ukraine, Umrah pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
By Kit Doyle · March 11, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Umrah pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and escalating Russian attacks in Ukraine.
A Ukrainian serviceman takes a photograph of a damaged church after shelling in a residential district in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A Ukrainian woman dressed in military attire prays inside the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, western Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Workers at the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv move the "Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin of the Bohorodchany Iconostasis" as part of safety preparations in the event of an attack, Friday, March 4, 2022. The doors of the museum have been closed since Russia’s war on Ukraine began on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A woman prays in front of a memorial to fallen soldiers at the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, western Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. The memorial is dedicated to Ukrainian soldiers who have died since 2014. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The funeral of senior police sergeant Roman Rushchyshyn in the village of Soposhyn, near Lviv, western Ukraine, Thursday, March 10, 2022. Rushchyshyn was killed in the Luhansk Region. Temporary cease-fires to allow evacuations and humanitarian aid have repeatedly faltered, with Ukraine accusing Russia of continuing its bombardments. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the center of the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Saudi Arabia announced Saturday that it will end precautionary and preventive measures related to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the state news agency reported. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque during the minor pilgrimage known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Saudi Arabia announced that it will end precautionary and preventive measures related to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the state news agency reported. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Pope Francis presides over the funeral for late Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Rabbi Abraham Heschel, from left, Dr. Henry Steel Commage, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. John C. Bennet attend an event in opposition to the war in Vietnam at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, in New York. RNS archive photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Members of Church Women United, a national movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox women, launch a "Spirit Walk" on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey, led by national president, the Rev. Mary Louise Rowand, on March 7, 1980. RNS archive photo by Janet Charles. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society