Photos of the Week: Lord of Miracles procession; Brazil elections
By Kit Doyle · October 21, 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 Lord of Miracles procession, Brazil elections and more.
Women, their heads covered by veils, burn incense as they take part in a procession marking the Lord of Miracles feast day, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the nation's patron saint has returned to the streets for the annual procession. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
"Cargadores," or carriers, shoulder a religious float supporting the Lord of Miracles religious statue during a procession marking the the nation's patron saint feast day in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the annual procession has returned to the streets of Lima. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A potter makes an earthen lamp for the upcoming Tihar festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. During the five-day festival, also known as Yama panchak and similar to the Indian festival of Diwali, Hindus decorate their houses and worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and various animals like the crow, dog, cow and ox during the festival of lights. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A potter makes earthen lamps for the upcoming Tihar festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. During the five-day festival, also known as Yama panchak and similar to the Indian festival of Diwali, Hindus decorate their houses and worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and various animals like the crow, dog, cow and ox during the festival of lights. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Religious offerings dedicated by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and Health, Labour and Welfare Minister Katsunobu Kato are seen at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Kishida donated ritual offerings Monday to the shrine viewed by Chinese and Koreans as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP)
Catholics pray during a religious event in support of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for re-election, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Bolsonaro will compete against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a presidential runoff election on Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, who is running for office again, kisses a cross he received from Catholic nun Sister Rosa during a meeting with members of the Catholic Church, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Da Silva will face Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential runoff on Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A supporter of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is running for office again, holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "I'm Black! I'm from the Favela! I'm a teacher! I'm evangelical! I'm Lula!" during a campaign rally, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Lula is facing President Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election set for Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A monk using a mallet and plank to summon monks and visitors to the afternoon prayers, pauses at the Pantokrator Monastery in northern Greece, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. Deep inside a medieval fortified monastery in the Mount Athos monastic community, researchers are for the first time tapping a virtually unknown treasure: thousands of Ottoman-era manuscripts that include the oldest of their kind in the world. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Doctors wearing protective equipment pray together before they visit a patient who was in contact with an Ebola victim, in the isolation section of Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Uganda's Ebola outbreak is "rapidly evolving," a month after the disease was reported in the country, a top World Health Organization official said Thursday, describing a difficult situation for health workers on the ground. (AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda)
Kindergartners from the C.P. Huntington Elementary School take a look inside the grinning jack-o-lantern on display in their classroom in Oct. 1970 in Sacramento, California. The 80-pound pumpkin was donated by one of their parents. The picture was taken with a fisheye lens on a 35mm camera placed inside the pumpkin. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Two youngsters, one costumed as a clown, the other as an astronaut, hold up their jack-o-lantern buckets as they make their rounds on Halloween in 1976. RNS archive photo by Vernon Sigl. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.