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Pope Francis, center, delivers a speech during a meeting with bishops and priests, at the Sayidat al-Nejat (Our Lady of Salvation) Cathedral, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 5, 2021. Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to remain and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Photos of the Week: Francis in Iraq, unrest in Myanmar

By Kit Doyle — March 5, 2021

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the first papal visit to Iraq, more unrest in Myanmar following the military coup and more. Add to Favorite Articles

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Ethnic Chinese worshippers light joss sticks during Lunar New Year's Eve celebrations at a temple in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, late Thursday, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Photos of the Week: Carnival cancellations, Lunar New Year

By Kit Doyle — February 13, 2021

(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes cancellations of Carnival celebrations, the Lunar New Year marking the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac and more. 

A Sikh farmer carries a sword while returning to his makeshift tent at one of the three main protest sites, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. India's agriculture minister on Friday defended the new agriculture reform laws in Parliament, dampening hopes of any quick settlement with tens of thousands of protesting farmers demanding their repeal by blocking three highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for over two months now. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Photos of the Week: Kashmiri Muslims, death rites

By Kit Doyle — February 5, 2021

(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes Kashmiri Muslims, funerary rites around the world and more.

A model wears a creation by Haitian designer Mackenley Darius during a voodoo fashion show in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Mackenley, a former student of the National School of the Arts, is working to promote his country's culture, most especially voodoo, a religion that he feels is misunderstood. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Photos of the Week: Voodoo fashion, Candlemas preparations

By Kit Doyle — January 29, 2021

(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes a voodoo fashion show in Haiti, preparations for Candlemas Day in Mexico and more.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Jill Biden holds the Bible, during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Photos of the Week: Biden inauguration, Buddhist funeral in Nepal

By Kit Doyle — January 22, 2021

(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, a Buddhist funeral in Nepal and more.

A vendor winds strings for kites ahead of the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti, in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Kites are flown in many parts of India during the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti, which marks the transition of winter to spring. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Photos of the Week: Black Nazarene procession cancelled, Makar Sankranti kite flying

By Kit Doyle — January 16, 2021

(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes kite flying Makar Sankranti celebrations in India, the cancelled Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines and more.

Parishioners attend the Orthodox Christmas Mass in the Holy Trinity church in Iltsi village, Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Although Ukraine is struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic that has inundated its overburdened medical system with patients, Orthodox Christmas celebrations on Thursday occurred widely without masks or social distancing. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Photos of the Week: U.S. Capitol breached; Orthodox Christmas

By Kit Doyle — January 9, 2021

(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes breaching of the U.S. Capitol, Orthodox Christmas, Epiphany and more.

A man wears a face mask in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican during Pope Francis' weekly general audience, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Photos of the Year

By Kit Doyle — December 31, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s selection looks back at the best photos from 2020.

A group of schoolboys gather following their release after they were kidnapped last week, Friday Dec. 18, 2020 in Katsina, Nigeria. More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria arrived in the capital of Katsina state to celebrate their release. The boys were abducted last week from the all-boys Government Science Secondary School in Kankara in Katsina state village. Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist rebels claimed responsibility for the abduction, saying they attacked the school because it believes Western education is un-Islamic, factional leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Photos of the Week: Nativities, Boko Haram kidnaps schoolboys

By Kit Doyle — December 18, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolboys by Boko Haram, a variety of nativity scenes, and more

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish yeshiva students light candles on the first night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Photos of the Week: Start of Hanukkah, Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Kit Doyle — December 11, 2020

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the start of Hanukkah, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and more.

A man wearing a crown of thorns holds a wooden cross while attending a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Braving wintry weather and the new coronavirus fears, several hundred Orthodox Christian believers gathered outside a cave in eastern Romania where St. Andrew is said to have lived and preached in the 1st century. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Photos of the Week: Romanians in the rain; South Korean entrance exams

By Kit Doyle — December 4, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes both Sikh and Orthodox Christian pilgrimages, South Korean entrance exams and more.

A man, wearing a jersey honoring Diego Maradona and a rosary, waits in a line outside the presidential palace to pay his last respects, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great, who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title, died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Maria Paula Avila)

Photos of the Week: Diego Maradona; Kashmiri Muslims

By Kit Doyle — November 27, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s selection includes the death of former Argentine soccer superstar Diego Maradona, Kashmiri Muslims commemorating a Sufi saint and more.

Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays for COVID-19 patient Pedro Basulto while on a video call with the patient's daughter, Grace, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Photos of the Week: Armenian-Azerbaijani tensions, Serbian Patriarch death, COVID surges

By Kit Doyle — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s selection includes tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the death of Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej and more.

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