Photos of the Week: Indigenous delegation at Vatican, Ramadan preparations
By Kit Doyle · April 1, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes preparations for Ramadan and indigenous groups meeting at the Vatican.
Members of the Assembly of First Nations perform in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday, March 31, 2022. Pope Francis has welcomed First Nations people seeking an apology for the Catholic Church's role in running Canada's notorious residential schools for Indigenous children. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Members of the Assembly of First Nations sing a traditional song outside St. Peter's Square as their delegation is meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Thursday, March 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, left, stands outside St. Peter's Square at the end of a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Thursday, March 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Members of the Metis community arrive in St. Peter's Square after their meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Monday, March 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Houthi supporters attend a rally during the seventh anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen's war in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Abdulsalam Sharhan)
A member of Israeli Zaka Rescue and Recovery team cleans blood and human remains from the site where a gunman opened fire in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire in central Israel late Tuesday, in the second fatal mass shooting rampage this week. The shooter was killed by police. (AP PhotoOded Balilty)
A Muslim family prays at the grave of a relative at a cemetery reserved for those who died of COVID-19, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, March 31, 2022. Prior to the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Muslims followed local tradition to visit cemeteries to pray for their deceased loved ones. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Lebanese girls hold traditional lanterns during street performances celebrating the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Thursday, March 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
A Palestinian man hangs decorative lights in preparation for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in the streets of Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Muslim worshippers perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' during the eve of the first day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
A group from Hineni, a national Jewish women's organization, demonstrates near the White House in support of Israel during a visit from Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in April 1980. The rally was led by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis and Barbara Janov, executive director of Hineni, who later met with Begin and U.S. congressional leaders. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Sister Mary Benedict Young, a doctor and medical mission sister, becomes the first nun named a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in Sept. 1955. She performed more than 5,000 operations as a missionary in the territory then known as East Pakistan. RNS archive photo by George Riley. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.