Photos of the Week: Francis hospitalized; School shooting
By Kit Doyle · March 31, 2023
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the hospitalization of Pope Francis, the mass shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville and more.
Fitzgerald Moore leads a group in prayer at a memorial at the entrance to The Covenant School on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
People participate in a community vigil at Belmont United Methodist Church in the aftermath of a school shooting March 27, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville police identified the victims in the private Christian school shooting Monday as three 9-year-old students and three adults in their 60s, including the head of the school. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A crowd gathers outside the courthouse and City Hall for a vigil held for victims of The Covenant School shooting on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. RNS photo by Bob Smeitana
Lauren Giesler holds a sign with photos of her daughters as she joins other activist mothers at a rally at the state Capitol, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee, the day after a shooting at a Christian elementary school in the city. (AP Photo/John Amis)
People pay respects at a memorial for the six people who were killed, at an entry to The Covenant School, March 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. RNS photo by Bob Smietana
Devotees participate in a procession marking the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, in Jammu, India, Thursday, March 30, 2023. The festival marks the birth of Hindu god Rama. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A statue of late Pope St. John Paul II is backdropped by the Agostino Gemelli hospital in Rome, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, after The Vatican said Pope Francis had been taken there in the afternoon for some scheduled tests. The Vatican provided no details, including how long the 86-year-old pope would remain at Gemelli University Hospital, where he underwent surgery in 2021. But his audiences through Friday were canceled, raising questions about Francis' participation during the Vatican's Holy Week activities starting Sunday.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis is helped to his car at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, March 29, 2023. Francis went to a Rome hospital on Wednesday for tests, slipping out of the Vatican after his general audience and before the busy start of Holy Week this Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
People worship on the steps of the Rolling Fork United Methodist Church, right, as damage is visible to surrounding properties, Sunday, March 26, 2023, in Rolling Fork, Miss. Emergency officials in Mississippi say several people have been killed by tornadoes that tore through the state on Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather produced hail the size of golf balls and moved through several southern states. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A senior priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church blesses parishioners in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery complex in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is reverberating in a struggle for control of a monastery complex. The government says it's evicting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the complex as of March 29, accusing it of pro-Russia actions and ideology. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
The Monastery of the Caves, also known as Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, one of the holiest sites of Eastern Orthodox Christians, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 23, 2023. Tensions are on the rise at the prominent Orthodox monastery in Kyiv where the monks are facing eviction later this month. The Ukrainian government accuses the monks of links to Moscow, even though they claim to have severed ties with the Russian Orthodox Church following Russia's full-scale of invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
An outdoor Easter service at the pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1951. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Gabriella Hadju, right, of Merrick, N.Y. and her friend, Viola Likacs, were happy youngsters as they rested during a stroll with their fathers at New York's Easter parade on April 15, 1979. 50,000 people turned out for the century-old event on Fifth Avenue, following traditional church services throughout the city's five boroughs. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.