Pittsburgh police in riot gear redeploy Thursday after confrontations with protesters near the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in protest of the G-20 summit, which is expected to begin in Pittsburgh on Thursday. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** Monsignor David M. O'Connell, former president of Catholic University of America, speaks last month during the Catholic University of America commencement ceremony. He has been replaced by John Garvey, the former dean of Boston College Law School.
The Rev. Franklin Graham was at the Pentagon on Thursday to pray on a sidewalk outside the building. His invitation to participate in National Prayer Day there was rescinded after Muslim members of the military complained that he smeared their religion in 2001 remarks in the Wall Street Journal.
The head of the Catholic Church in Kenya, Cardinal John Njue, carries a cross through the streets of Nairobi on Good Friday. A century ago, most of Christianity was in Europe and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere. Today, 20 percent of the world's Christians live south of the Sahara Desert.
During a tour of the Capitol in July, rabbis and imams from abroad take time to look at a statue of Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish missionary. The Muslim and Jewish clerics were on an interfaith tour of the United States. "Here in the United States, there is much more cooperation between Jews and Muslims than in Europe," said Rabbi Izhak Dayan, the chief rabbi of Geneva. (The Washington Times)
People take part in a Good Friday procession in Antigua, Guatemala, on Friday April 2, 2010. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Rev. William Bulson (left) works with Cher Lor on a translation of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer into Hmong. Mr. Bulson is a former pastor of Holy Apostles church in St. Paul, Minn., the only Hmong-majority congregation across the entire denomination. He describes the foundational text as "an embodiment of our life and our faith." (Associated Press)
**FILE** Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams addresses the General Synod of the Church of England, which passed a compromise resolution that recognizes the aim of the Anglican Church in America. (Associated Press)
New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Saints' 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
In this March 13, 2009 file photo Uwe Romeike and his wife Hannelore work with their children Daniel (13 yrs.), Lydia (10 yrs.), Josua (9 yrs.), Christian (7 yrs.) and Damaris (3 yrs.) at their home Friday, March 13, 2009 in Morristown, Tenn. The couple had moved into a modest duplex home while they sought political asylum because they say they were persecuted for their religious beliefs by home-schooling their young children in Germany. School attendance is compulsory there and educating children at home is not allowed. The German couple who fled to Tennessee so they could homeschool their children have been granted political asylum by a U.S. immigration judge on Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
An Interior Ministry officer rings bells at an Orthodox church before a service in the village of Okolitsa, 30 kilometers ( 19 miles) east of capital Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. Belarusian Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas by the Julian calendar on Jan. 7.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Hebrew Day School students have a dress rehearsal for their Hanukkah play at their school in Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Hanukkah, also known as Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is held for eight nights, beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)