(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Lenten fish fries, revivals in Kentucky and more.
Members of the congregation sing and chant during a church service in which they prayed for the country ahead of elections and against the forces of evil, at the Celestial Church of Christ Olowu Cathedral on Lagos Island in Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Nigerian voters went to the polls Saturday to select a new president following the second and final term of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Fried fish is prepared at the Swissvale Fire Department fish fry in Pittsburgh, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Fish fries have been a longtime Catholic tradition in Western Pennsylvania, but increased in popularity in 1966 after the Second Vatican Council announced that not eating meat on Fridays was optional, except during Lent. Today they are held anywhere, from churches to fire stations to restaurants. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
Groups pack the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 for their annual fish fry on the first night of Lent, in Pittsburgh, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Fish fries have been a longtime Catholic tradition in Western Pennsylvania but increased in popularity in 1966 after the Second Vatican Council announced that not eating meat on Fridays was optional, except during Lent. Today they are held anywhere, from churches to fire stations to restaurants. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
A Palestinian man walks between scorched cars in a scrapyard, in the town of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Feb. 27, 2023. Scores of Israeli settlers went on a violent rampage in the northern West Bank, setting cars and homes on fire after two settlers were killed by a Palestinian gunman. Palestinian officials say one man was killed and four others were badly wounded. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
People attend a revival event led by evangelist Nick Hall at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2023. The Rupp Arena event took place following the weeks-long revival at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. RNS photo by Fiona Morgan.
Maureen McKay, from left, who portrays Laila, John Moore, who portrays Rasheed, and Karin Mushegain, who portrays Mariam, perform in a dress rehearsal for the opera "A Thousand Splendid Suns," in Seattle, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Making its world debut Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, it is based on a popular novel by Kabul-born author Khaled Hosseini that explores the inner worlds of Mariam and Laila over decades of Afghan history, some with stark parallels to the present. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
A woman searches for the grave of her husband, a Ukrainian serviceman killed in the Bakhmut area, in the Alley of Glory part of the cemetery in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Local residents wearing folk costumes cheer during a traditional custom called Kordelatoi, in the village of Galini, on the Aegean Sea island of Naxos, Greece, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. The first proper Carnival celebration after years of COVID restrictions attracted throngs of revellers, Greek and foreign, with the young especially showing up in large numbers. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A young boy hugs Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during an event where the Tibetan leader addressed a group of students at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamshala, India, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
The sun sets behind the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, in Rome, on Feb. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
M.V. Macfarlan, left, Vice President of the Laymen's National Committee presents a copy of the Book of Ruth (in Braille) to Kenneth C. Clark, National President of the Blinded Veterans Association at New York City's Hotel Statler-Hilton in 1965, during the 20th National Convention of the Blinded Veterans Association. The Bible pictured was one of a set of 18 volumes. The Laymen's National Committee, Inc. was an All Faiths organization who were the sponsors of the 25th Anniversary of National Bible week. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
More than 17,000 feet above Mexico City, Father Antonio Montano officiated the wedding of Maria de la Paz Santra Cruz and Adolpha Mueller, circa 1945. On the slopes of Ixtaccihautl, Mexico’s perpetually snow-capped volcano, the couple was joined by 350 others who served as witnesses — all members of the Matterhorn Alpine Club, of which the groom was a member. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.