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COVID-19 | Christian faithful celebrate Easter in a pandemic

Christians around the world celebrate the Easter holiday amid a resurgence of the coronavirus.

April 02, 2021 / 01:18 PM IST
Worshippers take part in a procession during the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony on Easter Holy Week in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Worshippers take part in a procession during the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony on Easter Holy Week in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 1. (Image: Reuters)
A faithful wearing a traditional mantilla dress poses for a picture in front of the statue of Jesus del Gran Poder at San Isidro Collegiate Church, after annual Holy Week processions were cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madrid, Spain, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
A faithful wearing a traditional mantilla dress poses for a picture in front of the statue of Jesus del Gran Poder at San Isidro Collegiate Church after annual Holy Week processions were cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madrid, Spain, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Faithfuls wear traditional mantilla dresses as they walk to a church to venerate the statues of Christ and the Virgin of the Esperanza brotherhood during the Holy Week, after the annual processions were cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Malaga, Spain April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Faithfuls wear traditional mantilla dresses as they walk to a church to venerate the statues of Christ and the Virgin of the Esperanza brotherhood during the Holy Week, after the annual processions were cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Malaga, Spain April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Pope Francis holds the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Pope Francis holds the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff at the end of a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff at the end of a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Priest Mette Frydendahl Tarbensen conducts an outdoor communion service on Maundy Thursday in Oksboel, Denmark, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Priest Mette Frydendahl Tarbensen conducts an outdoor communion service on Maundy Thursday in Oksboel, Denmark, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re presides over the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Vatican, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re presides over the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Vatican, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Faithfuls react as they stand before the statues of Cristo de Medinaceli and the Virgen de los Dolores, at Jesus de Medinaceli basilica, after annual Holy Week processions were cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madrid, Spain, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Faithfuls react as they stand before the statues of Cristo de Medinaceli and the Virgen de los Dolores, at Jesus de Medinaceli basilica, after annual Holy Week processions were cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madrid, Spain, April 1. (Image: Reuters)
Filipino penitent Greg Meer is nailed on a cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, in Santo Tomas, Batangas province, Philippines, March 30. (Image: Reuters)
Filipino penitent Greg Meer is nailed on a cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, in Santo Tomas, Batangas province, Philippines, March 30. (Image: Reuters)
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