Photos of the Week: Bolivian drought; Rohingya refugees
By Kit Doyle · November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes prayers for an end to drought in Bolivia, Rohingya Muslims refugees in Indonesia and more.
An Aymara Indigenous woman prays on a day of fasting in a call for rain on the sacred Inca Pucara mountain in Chiquipata, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Residents in the highlands of La Paz say the lack of rain and frost since September is not allowing them to plant potatoes, beans, carrots and peas. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Aymara Indigenous women pray on a day of fasting in a call for rain on Pucara mountain, sacred to Incas, in Chiquipata, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Residents in the highlands of La Paz say the lack of rain and frost since September is not allowing them to plant potatoes, beans, carrots and peas. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A crane lifts a 62-year-old and 26-meter-tall silver fir in St. Peter's Square to serve as a Christmas tree, at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The silver fir was donated by the city of Palena in the Abruzzo region. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gathers for its fall meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Smith)
Pope Francis waves to members of Vincentian religious orders and lay communities on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, after blessing Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz's new sculpture, "Sheltering." Photo by Vatican Media
Ethnic Rohingya Muslims walk to a temporary shelter after they landed in a wooden boat in North Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. More than 100 Rohingya Muslims traveling in a wooden boat have landed on an Indonesian beach, the second group in as many days to arrive in the island nation's northernmost province of Aceh. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)
Host Dave Chappelle delivering his controversial "Saturday Night Live" monologue on November 12, 2022, in New York. The comedian seemed to both criticize and defend the rapper Ye, also known as Kanye West, who has been censured for antisemitic remarks. Photo by Will Heath/NBC
Kashmiri Muslim women pray as a cleric displays a relic of Sufi saint Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani outside his shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Christian Orthodox bishops minister to the body of the late head of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, during his funeral ceremony, at Saint Barnabas Cathedral, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The outspoken Chrysostomos, whose forays into the country's complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died Monday at the age of 81. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, Pool)
People gather around the official countdown clock showing remaining time until the kick-off of the World Cup 2022, in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The conservative Muslim country has no diplomatic relations with Israel but in a landmark first, Israeli soccer fans will be able to travel to the Gulf Arab emirate for the tournament. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Members of the Taos Pueblo tribe appear before a Senate subcommittee on Indian Affairs to ask the return of 48,000 acres in northern New Mexico known as the Blue Lake area, in Sept. 1968. They are Quirino Romero, from left, governor of Taos Pueblo; Severino Martinez, spokesman for the Tribal Council; and Paul J. Bernal, council secretary. The lands were seized in 1906 and made a part of the National Forest Preserve. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
A Native American man addresses a crowd from the statue of Massasoit, a great sachem of the Wampanoags and "protector of the Pilgrims" in 1621, during a Thanksgiving Day demonstration in Plymouth, Mass., in Nov. 1970. Members of some 25 tribes, calling Thanksgiving Day a day of national mourning for Native Americans, piled sand on the Plymouth Rock and boarded the Mayflower. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.