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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRAZIL-TRIBUTE
RTX7OJF5
August 09, 2020
An acolyte holds an umbrella over Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta to protect him from the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A mass in tribute to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Rio de Janeiro
An acolyte holds an umbrella over Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta to protect him from the sun as he celebrates a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ian Cheibub
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRAZIL-TRIBUTE
RTX7OJDT
August 09, 2020
An acolyte holds an umbrella over Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta to protect him from the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A mass in tribute to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Rio de Janeiro
An acolyte holds an umbrella over Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta to protect him from the sun as he attends a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ian Cheibub
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPAIN-FUNERAL MASS
RTS3ARZA
June 04, 2020
Acolytes leave after a funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in...
Seville, Spain
Funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in Seville
Acolytes leave after a funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in Seville, Spain, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPAIN-FUNERAL MASS
RTS3AR2T
June 04, 2020
Acolytes wear protective face masks as they attend a funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
Seville, Spain
Funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in Seville
Acolytes wear protective face masks as they attend a funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in Seville, Spain, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPAIN-FUNERAL MASS
RTS3AR1L
June 04, 2020
Acolytes wear protective face masks as they attend a funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
Seville, Spain
Funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in Seville
Acolytes wear protective face masks as they attend a funeral mass for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims at the cathedral in Seville, Spain, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/EASTER-GREECE
RTX7E3AE
April 18, 2020
Acolytes carry candles with "holy fire", brought from Jerusalem, during an Orthodox Easter service without...
Athens, Greece
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Athens
Acolytes carry candles with "holy fire", brought from Jerusalem, during an Orthodox Easter service without worshippers as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Metochion (embassy church) of the Holy Sepulchre in Athens, Greece April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/EASTER-GREECE
RTX7DSJE
April 17, 2020
A Greek Orthodox priest, an acolyte and chanters take part in the procession of Jesus Christ's Deposition...
Athens, Greece
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak ahead of the Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens
A Greek Orthodox priest, an acolyte and chanters take part in the procession of Jesus Christ's Deposition from the Cross taking place in a church behind closed doors, as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Athens, Greece, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/EASTER-GREECE
RTX7DSIL
April 17, 2020
A Greek Orthodox priest and an acolyte take part in the procession of Jesus Christ's Deposition from...
Athens, Greece
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak ahead of the Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens
A Greek Orthodox priest and an acolyte take part in the procession of Jesus Christ's Deposition from the Cross taking place in a church behind closed doors, as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Athens, Greece, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
SPAIN-RELIGION/PETS
RTS2YR79
January 17, 2020
A priest and his assistants wait to bless animals on the day of Spain's patron saint of animals, Saint...
Madrid, Spain
A priest and his assistants wait to bless animals on the day of Spain's patron saint of animals, Saint...
A priest and his assistants wait to bless animals on the day of Spain's patron saint of animals, Saint Anthony, outside San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain, January 17, 2020.REUTERS/Susana Vera
USA-RELIGION/GREEKORTHODOX
RTS2J8JZ
June 22, 2019
Acolytes process down a red carpet during the arrival of Archbishop Elpidophoros, before his Enthronement...
New York, UNITED STATES
Acolytes process down a red carpet during the arrival of Archbishop Elpidophoros in New York
Acolytes process down a red carpet during the arrival of Archbishop Elpidophoros, before his Enthronement as the Archbishop of America at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, U.S., June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
USA-RELIGION/GREEKORTHODOX
RTS2J8JO
June 22, 2019
Acolytes await the arrival of Archbishop Elpidophoros, before his Enthronement as the Archbishop of America...
New York, UNITED STATES
Acolytes await the arrival of Archbishop Elpidophoros in New York
Acolytes await the arrival of Archbishop Elpidophoros, before his Enthronement as the Archbishop of America at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, U.S., June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
USA-TRUMP/
RTX6JSSA
December 25, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump watches acolytes process towards the chancel as he and first lady Melania...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady attend a Christmas Eve church service at the National...
U.S. President Donald Trump watches acolytes process towards the chancel as he and first lady Melania Trump attend a Christmas Eve church service at the National Cathedral in Washington, U.S. December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/
RTX6JSRH
December 25, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump watches acolytes process towards the chancel as he and first lady Melania...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady attend a Christmas Eve church service at the National...
U.S. President Donald Trump watches acolytes process towards the chancel as he and first lady Melania Trump attend a Christmas Eve church service at the National Cathedral in Washington, U.S. December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/CHINA-MASS
RTX6JS4A
December 24, 2018
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing,...
Beijing, China
Acolytes attend attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral on Christmas Eve in Beijing
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing, China December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/CHINA-MASS
RTX6JRYK
December 24, 2018
An acolyte attends a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in...
Beijing, China
An acolyte attends a mass at Xishiku Cathedral on Christmas Eve in Beijing
An acolyte attends a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing, China December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/CHINA-MASS
RTX6JRYI
December 24, 2018
An acolyte attends a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in...
Beijing, China
An acolyte attends a mass at Xishiku Cathedral on Christmas Eve in Beijing
An acolyte attends a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing, China December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/CHINA-MASS
RTX6JRY9
December 24, 2018
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing,...
Beijing, China
Acolytes attend attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral on Christmas Eve in Beijing
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing, China December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/CHINA-MASS
RTX6JRXW
December 24, 2018
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing,...
Beijing, China
Acolytes attend attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral on Christmas Eve in Beijing
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral, also known as the North Cathedral, on Christmas Eve in Beijing, China December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
CUBA-RELIGION/
RTS20L7Y
September 09, 2018
Acolyte Marjorie Sanchez, 18, takes part in the annual procession of Our Lady of Charity, the patron...
Havana, Cuba
Acolyte Marjorie Sanchez, 18, takes part in the annual procession of Our Lady of Charity, the patron...
Acolyte Marjorie Sanchez, 18, takes part in the annual procession of Our Lady of Charity, the patron saint of Cuba, on the streets of downtown Havana, Cuba, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
RELIGION-EASTER/HAITI
RTX5C23C
March 25, 2018
A priest walks with acolytes towards a procession for Palm Sunday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 25,...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A priest walks with acolytes towards a procession for Palm Sunday in Port-au-Prince
A priest walks with acolytes towards a procession for Palm Sunday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
USA-TRUMP/
RTSWPLP
January 21, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) watches acolytes carrying candles as they pass while he is accompanied...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Trump is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Pence and his wife Karen during...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) watches acolytes carrying candles as they pass while he is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (R), during a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral the morning after his inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
USA-TRUMP/
RTSWPLB
January 21, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an acolyte pass by carrying a U.S. flag as he is accompanied...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Trump is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Pence and his wife Karen during...
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an acolyte pass by carrying a U.S. flag as he is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (obscured), at the conclusion of a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral the morning after his inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
USA-TRUMP/
RTSWPKT
January 21, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) watches acolytes pass by as he is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Trump is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Pence and his wife Karen during...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) watches acolytes pass by as he is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (R), during a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral the morning after his inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
USA-TRUMP/
RTSWPKD
January 21, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an acolyte passing by carrying a banner as he is accompanied...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Trump is accompanied by his wife Melania during a prayer service at Washington National...
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an acolyte passing by carrying a banner as he is accompanied by his wife Melania during a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral the morning after his inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
HAITI-CRIME/
RTX2OP9P
September 08, 2016
An altar boy carries a crucifix at the end of the funeral for Spanish missionary Isabel Sola, who was...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
An altar boy carries a crucifix at the end of the funeral for Spanish missionary Isabel Sola, who was...
An altar boy carries a crucifix at the end of the funeral for Spanish missionary Isabel Sola, who was killed last friday in a street in Port-au-Prince, in Sacre Coeur Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
ISRAEL–RELIGION/
RTX29BUN
April 10, 2016
Christian altar boys take part in a procession known as the "Holy Mary procession" whereby a statue depicting...
Haifa, Israel
Christian altar boys take part in a procession known as the Holy Mary procession in Haifa
Christian altar boys take part in a procession known as the "Holy Mary procession" whereby a statue depicting the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus are carried by participants, in the northern Israel city of Haifa April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
ISRAEL–RELIGION/
RTX29BUK
April 10, 2016
A Christian clergyman stands next to altar boys during a procession known as the "Holy Mary procession"...
Haifa, Israel
A Christian clergyman stands next to altar boys during a procession known as the "Holy Mary procession"...
A Christian clergyman stands next to altar boys during a procession known as the "Holy Mary procession" whereby a statue depicting the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus are carried by participants, in the northern Israel city of Haifa April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-CARNIVAL/
RTX268BT
February 09, 2016
ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN...
TOLOX, Spain
A boy dressed up as an altar boy and a woman dressed up as a widow perform a traditional dance as they...
ATTENTION EDITORS: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN A boy dressed up as an altar boy and a woman dressed up as a widow perform a traditional dance as they re-enact the traditional burial of the sardine during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in Tolox, near Malaga, southern Spain, February 9, 2016. During the carnival, it is traditional, especially for young people, to hurl talcum powder at each other until they are completely covered with it. In the past, young men used this game to seduce girls. Although the method of courtship has changed in modern days, the tradition of throwing powder on one another without distinction of gender or origin continues. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
HOLYYEAR-SAINTS/PADREPIO
RTX25AQ2
February 03, 2016
An altar boy touches the glass where the exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in the Catholic...
Rome, Italy
An altar boy touches the glass where the exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in the Catholic...
An altar boy touches the glass where the exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in the Catholic church of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura in Rome, February 3, 2016. The body of one of the most popular Roman Catholic saints, the mystic monk Padre Pio began an overland journey in a crystal coffin on Wednesday to go on display at the Vatican . REUTERS/Yara Nardi
FRANCE-SHOOTING/AUSTRALIA
RTS7AIX
November 16, 2015
An altar boy swings the thurible alongside a French and Australian (L) flag during a Requiem Mass for...
Sydney, Australia
Altar boy swings the thurible alongside a French and Australian flag during a Requiem Mass for the victims...
An altar boy swings the thurible alongside a French and Australian (L) flag during a Requiem Mass for the victims of the Paris attacks at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Reed
POPE-VATICAN/
RTX1UJ72
November 03, 2015
Altar boys spread incense as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis on the occasion of a Mass for...
Vatican City, Vatican
Altar boys spread incense as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis on the occasion of a Mass for...
Altar boys spread incense as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis on the occasion of a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool
POPE-VATICAN/
RTR4T9JL
March 13, 2015
An altar boy holds Pope Francis' mitre during penitential celebration in the St. Peter's Basilica at...
Vatican City, Vatican City
An altar boy holds Pope Francis' mitre during penitential celebration in the St. Peter's Basilica at...
An altar boy holds Pope Francis' mitre during penitential celebration in the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
USA-NEWYORK/DEAFCHURCH
RTR4KTS4
January 10, 2015
An altar boy speaks in sign language at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in New York's Manhattan before a Christmas...
New York, UNITED STATES
An altar boy speaks in sign language at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in New York's Manhattan before a Christmas...
An altar boy speaks in sign language at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in New York's Manhattan before a Christmas service for its deaf congregation December 21, 2014. St. Elizabeth, the only Roman Catholic parish dedicated to serving a deaf congregation, is in danger of losing its identity. The Archdiocese of New York has plans to merge St. Elizabeth with a hearing church, part of a sweeping consolidation of congregations that reflects long-term changes in where New Yorkers worship. Members of St. Elizabeth's fear the move means the loss of the special significance of their deaf church. Picture taken December 21, 2014. To match Feature USA-NEWYORK/DEAFCHURCH REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SRILANKA/
RTR3LRTU
April 18, 2014
An altar boy looks up at a crucifix he is holding during a special Good Friday mass at a church in Colombo...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Altar boy looks up at a crucifix he is holding during a special Good Friday mass at a church in Colombo...
An altar boy looks up at a crucifix he is holding during a special Good Friday mass at a church in Colombo April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
EGYPT-PROTESTS/CHURCHES
RTX12RMF
August 20, 2013
An altar girl receives communion from Priest Philip Najim during Sunday service in Saint Fatima Church...
Cairo, Egypt
An altar girl receives communion from Priest Philip Najim during Sunday service in Saint Fatima Church...
An altar girl receives communion from Priest Philip Najim during Sunday service in Saint Fatima Church in Cairo August 18, 2013. Egypt's Coptic Christians, who make up 10 percent of its 85 million people, have coexisted with the majority Sunni Muslims for centuries. Violence erupted periodically, especially in the impoverished south, but the attacks on churches and Christian properties in the last week are the worst in years. Picture taken August 18, 2013. To match INSIGHT EGYPT-PROTESTS/CHURCHES REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)
TRINIDAD/
RTX117XC
July 01, 2013
Acolytes walk ahead of the parish priest along the Western Main Road during the annual observance of...
Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
Acolytes walk along a road during the annual observance of St Peter's Day at Carenage
Acolytes walk ahead of the parish priest along the Western Main Road during the annual observance of St. Peter's Day at Carenage, on Trinidad's west coast, June 30, 2013. The statue of St. Peter, who is the patron saint of the fishermen, is transported every year from the local church to a boat and taken out to sea with a priest where the fishing vessels of the village fishermen will be blessed. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
HONDURAS/
RTXXXKX
March 26, 2013
An altar boy holds a cross during a religious procession known as "Senor atado a la columna" (Lord tied...
Comayagua, Honduras
An altar boy holds a cross during a religious procession known as "Senor atado a la columna" in Comayagua...
An altar boy holds a cross during a religious procession known as "Senor atado a la columna" (Lord tied to the column) in Comayagua, about 86 km (53 miles) from Tegucigalpa, March 25, 2013. The procession is held to commemorate Holy Week which falls from March 24 - 30. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MEXICO/
RTXXWB4
March 24, 2013
An acolyte looks from behind a door during a Palm Sunday mass at Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City...
Mexico City, Mexico
An acolyte looks from behind a door during a Palm Sunday mass at Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City...
An acolyte looks from behind a door during a Palm Sunday mass at Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
HONDURAS/
RTXXW87
March 24, 2013
Acolytes pour holy water on Catholic devotees waving their palm fronds during Palm Sunday mass at San...
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Acolytes pour holy water on Catholic devotees waving their palm fronds during Palm Sunday mass at San...
Acolytes pour holy water on Catholic devotees waving their palm fronds during Palm Sunday mass at San Pedro Apostol Cathedral in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: RELIGION)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR3C5IS
January 06, 2013
Members of the Greek Orthodox clergy and altar servers wait for the arrival of the Greek Patriarch of...
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
Members of the Greek Orthodox clergy and altar servers wait in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem...
Members of the Greek Orthodox clergy and altar servers wait for the arrival of the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 6, 2013, during the Eastern Orthodox Christmas. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
KENYA-ATTACKS/
RTR34Q4N
July 07, 2012
An altar boy attends Mass in a Catholic church in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa, July 8, 2012....
Garissa, Kenya
An altar boy attends Mass in a Catholic church in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa
An altar boy attends Mass in a Catholic church in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa, July 8, 2012. Masked assailants launched simultaneous gun and grenade raids on two churches in a Kenyan town on July 1, killing at least 17 people in the worst attack in the country since Kenya sent troops into Somalia to crush al Shabaab militants.REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
CHILE/
RTR307OJ
April 01, 2012
An altar boy walks as he holds a bible next to a homeless man during a Palm Sunday procession in Valparaiso...
Valparaiso, Chile
An altar boy walks as he holds a bible next to a homeless man during a Palm Sunday procession in Valparaiso...
An altar boy walks as he holds a bible next to a homeless man during a Palm Sunday procession in Valparaiso city, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
POPE-GERMANY/
RTR2RTAS
September 25, 2011
An acolyte holds a cross as Pope Benedict XVI conducts a Eucharist service in the southwest German town...
Freiburg, Germany
An acolyte holds a cross as Pope Benedict XVI conducts a Eucharist service in the southwest German town...
An acolyte holds a cross as Pope Benedict XVI conducts a Eucharist service in the southwest German town of Freiburg, September 25, 2011. Pope Benedict said on Saturday the Catholic Church could not accept gay marriage and urged young people to root out evil in society and shun a "lukewarm" faith that damages their Church. REUTERS/Max Rossi (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
POPE-GERMANY/
RTR2RQFR
September 23, 2011
An acolyte gives Pope Benedict XVI his miter as he arrives on stage to celebrate a Marian Vespers service...
Etzelsbach, Germany
Pope Benedict XVI is given his miter as he arrives on stage to celebrate a Marian Vespers service at...
An acolyte gives Pope Benedict XVI his miter as he arrives on stage to celebrate a Marian Vespers service at the pilgrimage church in Etzelsbach September 23, 2011.The Bavarian-born pontiff is on a four-day visit to Germany, his third visit to his homeland since he took over as head of the Catholic church. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
POPE-GERMANY/
RTR2RQBG
September 23, 2011
A group of acolytes wait for the start of a Marian Vespers service to be held by Pope Benedict XVI at...
Etzelsbach, Germany
A group of acolytes wait for Marian Vespers service to be held by Pope Benedict XVI at the pilgrimage...
A group of acolytes wait for the start of a Marian Vespers service to be held by Pope Benedict XVI at the pilgrimage church in Etzelsbach September 23, 2011.The Bavarian-born pontiff is on a four-day visit to Germany, his third visit to his homeland since he took over as head of the Catholic church. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
POPE-GERMANY/
RTR2RQ4X
September 23, 2011
A group of acolytes wait for the start of a vespers service to be held by Pope Benedict XVI at the pilgrimage...
Etzelsbach, Germany
A group of acolytes wait for the start of a vespers service to be held by Pope Benedict XVI at the pilgrimage...
A group of acolytes wait for the start of a vespers service to be held by Pope Benedict XVI at the pilgrimage church in Etzelsbach, September 23, 2011. Pope Benedict visits his German homeland, touring mostly Protestant and atheist regions in the ex-communist east after previous visits to Catholic strongholds in the Rhineland and his native Bavaria. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
POPE-BRITAIN/
RTR2IGVF
September 17, 2010
Choirboys are seen at a service attended by Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope...
London, United Kingdom
Choirboys are seen at a service attended by Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope...
Choirboys are seen at a service attended by Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI at Westminster Abbey in London September 17, 2010. Pope Benedict's security was in the spotlight on Friday after London police arrested five men on suspicion of preparing an attack in Britain. REUTERS/Max Rossi (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION PROFILE POLITICS)
VIETNAM/
RTXR2FP
November 24, 2009
Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (L) attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations...
SO KIEN VILLAGE, Vietnam
Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations...
Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (L) attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi November 24, 2009. The Catholic Church in Vietnam marks the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the first two Apostolic Vicariates in Vietnam. The Catholics on Monday and Tuesday are also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Dioceses in Vietnam. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY) ANNIVERSARY)
VIETNAM
RTXR2FO
November 24, 2009
Catholic Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man (R), Ho Chi Minh city Archbishop attends a mass as part...
SO KIEN VILLAGE, Vietnam
Catholic Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, Ho Chi Minh city Archbishop attends a mass at So Kien...
Catholic Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man (R), Ho Chi Minh city Archbishop attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi November 24, 2009. The Catholic Church in Vietnam marks the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the first two Apostolic Vicariates in Vietnam. The Catholics on Monday and Tuesday are also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Dioceses in Vietnam. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM RELIGION POLITICS SOCIETY) ANNIVERSARY)
SPAIN/
RTXDR4A
April 07, 2009
Acolytes of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood take part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian...
Seville, Spain
Acolytes of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood take part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian...
Acolytes of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood take part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 7, 2009. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN RELIGION SOCIETY)
SPAIN/
RTXDPUT
April 06, 2009
Acolytes of the procession of "El Museo" (The Museum) brotherhood blow incense as they take part in Holy...
Seville, Spain
Acolytes of the procession of "El Museo" brotherhood blow incense as they take part in Holy Week in the...
Acolytes of the procession of "El Museo" (The Museum) brotherhood blow incense as they take part in Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 6, 2009. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
GERMANY-SCHOOL/DEATH
RTXD1E1
March 21, 2009
Acolytes hold a cross before a memorial service in the Sankt Karl Borromaeus Church in Winnenden March...
WINNENDEN, Germany
Acolytes holds a cross before a memorial service in the Sankt Karl Borromaeus Church in Winnenden
Acolytes hold a cross before a memorial service in the Sankt Karl Borromaeus Church in Winnenden March 21, 2009. A German teenager went on a killing rampage with his father's Beretta pistol, killing 12 students and teachers at his former school and three other people before shooting himself last week. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY DISASTER RELIGION)
GERMANY-SCHOOL/DEATH
RTXD1DJ
March 21, 2009
An acolyte holds a cross before a memorial service in the Sankt Karl Borromaeus Church in Winnenden March...
WINNENDEN, Germany
An acolyte holds a cross before a memorial service in the Sankt Karl Borromaeus Church in Winnenden
An acolyte holds a cross before a memorial service in the Sankt Karl Borromaeus Church in Winnenden March 21, 2009. A German teenager went on a killing rampage with his father's Beretta pistol, killing 12 students and teachers at his former school and three other people before shooting himself last week. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY DISASTER CONFLICT SOCIETY RELIGION)
SPAIN/
RTX9OGR
October 18, 2008
A man dressed as an altar boy protects his nose from smoke thrown by other protesters during a demonstration...
Madrid, Spain
Policemen and civil guards demonstrate in downtown Madrid
A man dressed as an altar boy protects his nose from smoke thrown by other protesters during a demonstration in downtown Madrid, October 18, 2008. Thousands of Spanish police and civil guards protested on Saturday in Madrid to demand better salaries and working conditions. The civil guards defied threats they would face disciplinary action if they took part in the demonstration. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN)
POPE-AUSTRALIA/YOUTH
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July 15, 2008
An altar boy takes the Bible out for the World Youth Day's opening mass in Sydney July 15, 2008. ...
Sydney, Australia
Altar boy takes the Bible out for the World Youth Day's opening mass in Sydney
An altar boy takes the Bible out for the World Youth Day's opening mass in Sydney July 15, 2008. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR1ZOT5
April 20, 2008
Palestinian Christian boys attend Palm Sunday Mass, led by Greek East-Orthodox priests, at the Church...
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Christian boys attend Palm Sunday Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
Palestinian Christian boys attend Palm Sunday Mass, led by Greek East-Orthodox priests, at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem April 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (WEST BANK)
CHINA/
RTX4ZOV
December 24, 2007
Altar boys attend Christmas Mass at the Catholic church in Gaojiabao village near the city of Taiyuan,...
Taiyuan, China
Altar boys attend Christmas Mass at Catholic church in Gaojiabao village
Altar boys attend Christmas Mass at the Catholic church in Gaojiabao village near the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, December 24, 2007. There are some 10 million Catholics in China, divided between an "underground" church loyal to the Holy See and the state-approved church that respects the Pope as a spiritual figurehead but rejects effective papal control. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA/
RTX4ZOT
December 24, 2007
Altar boys prepare for Christmas Mass at the Catholic church in Gaojiabao village near the city of Taiyuan,...
Taiyuan, China
Altar boys prepare for Christmas Mass at Catholic church in Gaojiabao village
Altar boys prepare for Christmas Mass at the Catholic church in Gaojiabao village near the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, December 24, 2007. There are some 10 million Catholics in China, divided between an "underground" church loyal to the Holy See and the state-approved church that respects the Pope as a spiritual figurehead but rejects effective papal control. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
POPE/
RTR1U5WR
September 23, 2007
Altar boys stand during a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in Velletri, south of Rome, September...
Velletri, Italy
Altar boys stand during a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in Velletri
Altar boys stand during a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in Velletri, south of Rome, September 23, 2007. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
POPE/
RTR1TCCW
September 02, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass during a youth meeting in Loreto, central Italy, September 2, 2007....
Loreto, Italy
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass during youth meeting in Loreto
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass during a youth meeting in Loreto, central Italy, September 2, 2007. Pope Benedict, leading the Catholic Church's first 'eco-friendly' youth rally, on Sunday told up to half a million people that world leaders must make courageous decisions to save the planet "before it is too late". REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY)
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