Photos of the Week: Corpus Christi celebrations; overturning Roe v. Wade
By Jessi Dodge · June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Corpus Christi celebrations, the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S., the beginning of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and more.
Children throw flower petals as Catholic worshipers walk during a Corpus Christi procession in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Hundreds joined the religious procession through the main boulevards of the Romanian capital. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Indigenous dancers perform The Dance of the Deer during the Corpus Christi celebration in the Kaqchikel Indigenous town of Patzun, Guatemala, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Abortion-rights activists react after hearing the Supreme Court decision on abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Journalists look at the frescoes coming from the sacellum, a small votive chapel, of a two-story home, or "Domus," dating from around 134-138 AD that was partially destroyed to make way for the construction of the Caracalla public baths, which opened in 216 AD, on display at the Caracalla archaeological park in Rome, Thursday, June 23, 2022. The frescoed ceiling and walls of a domestic temple honoring Greco-Roman and Egyptian religious deities and believed to have belonged to a wealthy merchant family were first discovered in the mid-19th century about 10 meters (yards) underneath the current ground level of the baths. They had been briefly exhibited but have been closed to the public for 30 years. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
A family member of a hajj pilgrim ties sacred thread as she leaves for the holy city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, June 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian pilgrim hugs a woman before leaving for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, June 20, 2022. The hajj is a pillar of Islam, required of all Muslims once in a lifetime. It is a physically demanding journey that Muslims believe offers a chance to wipe clean past sins and start anew before God. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Andean religious leaders prepare an altar of offerings during a New Year's ritual in El Alto, Bolivia, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Aymara Indigenous communities are celebrating the 5,530th Andean New Year referred to as "Willka Kuti" or return of the sun in Aymara, coinciding with the southern hemisphere's June 21 winter solstice. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama prays as he sits on his ceremonial chair at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, Friday, June 24, 2022. Exiles prayed for the Tibetan leader's long life. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Professional boxer Sonny Liston visits with an old friend, Father Alois J. Stevens, pastor of St. Lawrence's church in Monett, Missouri, in 1965. Father Stevens, who went to Lewiston, Maine, to watch Liston's ill-fated bout with champion Muhammad Ali, is credited with introducing Liston to boxing. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Upraised hands in answer to a question on age by Billy Graham testify to the preponderance of young people in the congregation of some 10,000 attendees at a special youth night service during the evangelist's Montgomery, Alabama, crusade in June 1965. The eight-day crusade marked the first interracial evangelistic effort ever held in the Alabama capitol. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.