Religion this Week November, 2015


Pope Francis is seen in front of a painting depicting him as Superman during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican November 11, 2015. (Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters)



Pope Francis embraces a mother and her sick child during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican November 11, 2015. (Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters)



Pakistani minority Hindus celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Karachi on November 11, 2015. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with jubilation and enhusiasm as one of the biggest Hindu festivals. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP Photo)



A Pakistani Hindu woman lights candles during Diwali celebrations at a local temple in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of Hinduism's most important festivals dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. (Photo by K. M. Chaudary/AP Photo)



Ramnaath Mahraj holds an oil lamp to offer prayers in front of deities, during the Hindu festival of Diwali at the Shri Panchmukhi Temple in Karachi, Pakistan November 11, 2015. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)



A man holds a sparkler with his child during the Hindu festival of Diwali at the Shri Panchmukhi Temple in Karachi, Pakistan, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)



A girl holds an oil lamp in prayer during the Hindu festival of Diwali at the Shri Panchmukhi Temple in Karachi, Pakistan, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)



A member of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel dances during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



A member of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel wears a medallion with the Star of David as he takes part in a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel dance during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



Israeli soldiers, who are members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel, take part in a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



A member of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel prays during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel dance during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel take a selfie during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel dance during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem November 11, 2015. Sigd marks the community's longing to return to Jerusalem, where they see their biblical roots. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)



A man tries to protect himself from firecrackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in New Delhi, India, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Men light firecrackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in New Delhi, India, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Children play with fire crackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Children play with fire crackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A man lights firecrackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Indian businessmen prepare their record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu deity of wealth goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, in Ahmedabad, India, November 11, 2015. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Indian businessmen sit beside their record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu deity of wealth goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the festival of lights, in Ahmedabad, India, November 11, 2015. The ritual known also as "Muhurat trading" is considered auspicious by traders and marks the beginning of the new trading year for the Gujarati community in India, who form the bulk of share brokers and businessmen in India. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)





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