Friday, April 2, 2021


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Easter Weekend Special:
RNS: Holy Week around the World
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Nuns pose for a selfie as they mark Palm Sunday on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Sunday, March 28, 2021. A year after coronavirus restrictions halted mass gatherings, many Christians are celebrating Holy Week together in 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The full moon rises Sunday, March 28, 2021, over the Camlica Mosque, the largest mosque in Asia Minor, in Istanbul. The March full moon is called the "Worm Moon." (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 26, 2021. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Ultra-orthodox Jewish men pray during the Jewish holiday of Passover at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday, March 29, 2021. The Cohanim believed to be descendants of priests who served God in the Jewish Temple before it was destroyed, perform a blessing ceremony of the Jewish people three times a year during the holidays of Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Men carry the "Nazareno de San Pablo" statue of Jesus from a church to a popemobile for it to be paraded through the neighborhood during Holy Week celebrations amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The annual procession wasn't allowed for the second year in a row to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A nun stands behind police creating a perimeter for a Holy Week procession by devotees of the “Nazareno de San Pablo” statue of Jesus before it passes through in a popemobile amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The usual procession wasn’t allowed for the second year in a row to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Christian families walk away from St. John's Cathedral after attending Good Friday, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Neighbors walk past a Via Crucis station during holy week amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Antigua, Guatemala, Thursday, April 1, 2021. The traditional Easter processions have been canceled in Guatemala as a measure to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)



Priests circle the Holy Sepulchre during Holy Thursday mass led by the Latin Patriarch in the Old City of Jerusalem, Thursday, April 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Women wearing traditional 'mantillas' attend a Mass at Collegiate Church of San Isidore in downtown Madrid, Spain, Thursday, April 1, 2021. For a second year running, Spain has had to cancel Easter Week processions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) 
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