At Easter, Kiev-based Ukrainian church condemns Russian ‘aggression’

April 21, 2014

(Ukrainian Orthodox priests conduct a holy liturgy during an Orthodox Easter service in Mikhailovsky Cathedral in Kiev early April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security at Jerusalem church

April 21, 2014

(Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly )

Hollywood plays to the faithful and finds box-office hits with God

By Reuters Staff
April 21, 2014

(Cast member Emma Watson arrives for the UK premiere of “Noah”, Leicester Square, London, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hacket)

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Good Friday

By Reuters Staff
April 21, 2014

(Debris lie inside a damaged church in Mar Bacchus Sarkis monastery, in Maloula village, northeast of Damascus, after soldiers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, April 14, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri )

Iraq’s draft child marriage law seen as political stunt – and sign of times

By Reuters Staff
April 19, 2014

(Hussein Younis Ali, 14 walks with his bride Nada Ali Hussein, 17, during the wedding party at his home in Tikrit, 150 km (93 miles) north of Baghdad, October 8, 2013.REUTERS/Bakr al-Azzawi)

Filipinos nailed to cross in Good Friday ritual frowned on by Catholic Church

By Reuters Staff
April 18, 2014

(A penitent grimaces as he hangs on a cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro )

Mega salaries are evil, papal preacher tells Vatican Good Friday service

April 18, 2014

(Pope Francis lies on the ground as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer)

Greek Christians hold rare Good Friday liturgy in Turkish north Cyprus

April 18, 2014

(A Greek Orthodox bishop and an Islamic cleric attend a Good Friday liturgy at the Church of St. George Exorinos in Famagusta, northern Cyprus, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis )

from Photographers' Blog:

Pilgrims in the Holy Land

April 17, 2014

Jerusalem

By Ronen Zvulun

Walking through the narrow alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City and visiting its myriad holy sites at this time of year is an even more vibrant and colorful experience than usual.

Time slips quietly by for Austrian nuns’ resort

April 16, 2014

(Sister Elisabeth provides a Kneipp hydrotherapy to a guest at the abbey retreat in Marienkron April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger)