Photos of the Week: Hajj pilgrimage; Peru Fishermen Day; Eid al-Adha
By Kit Doyle · June 30, 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 Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Peruvian fishermen following Saint Peter, Eid al-Adha around the world and more.
Water mist is sprayed on Muslim pilgrims as they pray on the rocky hill known as the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, June 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, June 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Nigerian pilgrims carry bags outside the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, June 24, 2023. Straw hats, cross-body bags, and collapsible chairs are some essentials pilgrims have on them as they perform the Hajj. The fifth pillar of Islam is a profoundly spiritual experience but requires practical and specific preparation to deal with hours of walking in scorching temperatures, camping stints and massive crowds. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Pilgrims cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Fishermen follow a statue of Saint Peter carried on a boat, center, as part of a procession on the Pacific Ocean in honor of the Catholic patron saint of fishermen on his feast day in Pucusana, Peru, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Maria Huapaya, 80, devotee of Saint Peter, the Catholic patron saint of fishermen, waits for a procession carrying a statue of Saint Peter to pass in front of her home in Pucusana, Peru, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Nigerian Muslim women and children attend Eid al-Adha prayers at an open field in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, June 28, 2023. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, the most important Islamic holiday, marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Iraqis visit the graves of their relatives during the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in Ghazali cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
A vendor, right, talks to a client to get an agreement for a cow at an open air market where animals are on sale for Eid al-Adha in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Indian livestock sellers wash sheep at a river before selling them ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, June 26, 2023. Eid al-Adha, or the "Feast of Sacrifice," is typically marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings, slaughtering of livestock and distributing meat to the needy. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
In this photo provided by the Iraqi News Agency, followers of the influential Iraqi Shiite cleric and political leader Muqtada Sadr storm the Swedish embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 29, 2023, in protest of the burning of a Quran in Sweden. An Iraqi security official has said the Swedish embassy was evacuated by security forces after the protesters breached the building. (Iraqi News Agency via AP)
Russian Orthodox clergy and Patriarch Kirill, far side of table, meet with Cardinal Matteo Zuppi and Roman Cathoic delegates at the Patriarchal Residence in Danilov Monastery, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 29, 2023. Photo by Moscow Patriarchate
"But ump...er, I mean Sister," is the plaintiff plea of Joe Meiners as he argues his point during a recess baseball game at Cincinnati's St. Bartholomew School in July 1974. Sister Janice, O.S.F., a physical education teacher at the school, serves as umpire. Needless to say, Joe was out. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
The use of a new mobile altar in 1964 in London's Westminster Cathedral was expected to make the Mass, particularly in dialogue form, "more personal," according to Msgr. George Tomlinson, left, adminstrator of the Cathedral, which is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. At the controls of the 18-foot high altar is Lord Shannon, whose firm built the unique device. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.