(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes World Youth Day in Lisbon.
A group of pilgrims cool off in a fountain in front of the Jeronimos Monastery, where Pope Francis visited in Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. Francis' five-day pastoral visit to Portugal included his participation at the 37th World Youth Day, and a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Fatima. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Pope Francis arrives for a gathering at "Eduardo VII Park" with young people participating into the 37th World Youth Day, in Lisbon, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Priests listen to confession in a row of confessionals set up for pilgrims arriving for World Youth Day at a park in Lisbon, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. Pope Francis will attend the event, which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of young Catholic faithful to Lisbon. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)
Pope Francis attends a gathering at "Eduardo VII Park" with young people participating into the 37th World Youth Day, in Lisbon, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Ana Brigida)
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers speaks to the media, surrounded by survivors and families of victims, following the sentencing of Robert Bowers at the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023. Bowers will face the death penalty for killing 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018. RNS photo by Kathryn Post
An Aymara spiritual guide pours alcohol onto bonfires during a ceremony in honor of "Pachamama," or Mother Earth, on La Cumbre, a mountain considered sacred on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. According to the Aymara tradition, Pachamama awakens hungry and thirsty every August after the dry season, and to satiate her, devotees toss offerings including fruit, coca, sweets and dead llama fetuses into bonfires. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Indigenous leaders from the province of Jujuy burn incense during celebrations of "Pachamama," or Mother Earth, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. The group also protested a provincial constitutional reform they claim will violate their ancestral rights to lands that the state aims to use for lithium mining. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Relatives of Abhishek, who was killed in communal clashes, wait for his body outside a hospital in Nuh in Haryana state, India, Tuesday, Aug., 1, 2023. Deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims began in the area Monday afternoon during a religious procession by a Hindu nationalist group forcing Indian authorities to impose a curfew and suspend Internet services. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Svitlana Sushko, 62, sobs while visiting the grave of her youngest son, a Ukrainian soldier who was killed last year in the war against Russia, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Russian paratroopers hold an Orthodox cross and banners during celebrations on Paratroopers Day and Saint Prophet Iliya's Day in front of the Spasskaya Tower on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. Russian Paratroopers' Forces celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the establishment of Russia's airborne forces. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A Russian Orthodox priest blesses paratroopers during celebrations on Paratroopers Day and Saint Prophet Iliya's Day at the Spasskaya Tower, left, on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
American youth participate in the Sixth Annual White Gift Service, sponsored by the World Council of Churches, at Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1948. Hundreds of children brought money containers to the church altar where it was received by other youth dressed in traditional clothing from across Europe and Asia. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Charismatics speak in tongues during a meeting in Hopewell Junction, New York, in 1980. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.