Easter 2021 Philippines

A Catholic priest walks beside empty pews with lighted candles as he prepares for an online mass to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Saint Peter Parish Church in Quezon city, Philippines on Palm Sunday, on 28th March, 2021. The government banned religious activities during the Holy Week as it enters into stricter lockdown measures starting next week while the country struggles to control an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases. PICTURE: AP Photo/Aaron Favila.


Easter 2021 Vatican

A nun walks in front of St Peter's Square at the Vatican as Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass behind closed doors at the Vatican, on Sunday, 28th March, during a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. PICTURE: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.


Easter 2021 Spain

Women wearing traditional 'mantillas' attend a mass at Collegiate church of San Isidore in downtown Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, 1st April. For a second year running, Spain has had to cancel Easter Week processions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. PICTURE: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez.


Easter 2021 Israel

Nuns watch Holy Thursday mass led by the Latin Patriarch at the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Thursday, 1st April. PICTURE: AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo.


Easter 2021 Argentina

A woman attends Mass outside the Schoenstatt shrine during Easter in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday, 1st April. The Mass was held outside to avoid the spreading of COVID-19. PICTURE: AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko.


Easter 2021 Australia

A parishioner, right, wears a mask as actor Timothy Watkins carries a cross during his portrayal of Jesus Christ in a re-enactment of the Journey to the Cross in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, 2nd April, during Good Friday observance. PICTURE: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft.


Easter 2021 Brazil

An actor plays the role of Jesus Christ during a Passion Play marking Good Friday in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, 2nd April. As a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, residents watched the performance from their windows, balconies or through a live-streaming on the internet. PICTURE: AP Photo/Bruna Prado.



Easter 2021 Pakistan

A rescue worker sprays disinfectant in the main hall of St John's Cathedral in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus ahead of Easter Mass in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Saturday, 3rd April. PICTURE: AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad.


Easter 2021 Romania

Believers stand behind their Easter baskets brought to be blessed on Easter Sunday in the main square of the City of Csikszereda, or Miercurea-Ciuc in Romanian, in Transylvania, Romania, on Sunday, 4th April. According to tradition Catholic believers ask for the blessing on ham, cake, eggs and wine on Easter Sunday. PICTURE: Nandor Veres/MTI via AP.


Easter 2021 US

Will Bredberg, pastor at the First Baptist Church of West Los Angeles, right, smiles as he prepares to perform the baptism of TJ Bednash, left, at the end of the Westside Easter Sunrise Service in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles, on Sunday, 4th April. PICTURE: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes.