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Photos: Palestinians in Gaza observe Eid al-Fitr amid onslaught by Israel

This year's observance is marred by severe shortages due to a blockade restricting food deliveries and water supplies, alongside deadly air raids

Photos: Filipino Muslims mark the end of Ramadan 

Celebrations vary widely across different Muslim communities but are united in the themes of generosity, community spirit, and gratitude

Beyond tradition: Sacred commitment of Palo Penitentes during Holy Week

Penitentes continue to be a part of Palo’s religious heritage, culture, and traditions, with a legacy that promises to endure for generations

Photos: Holy Week in Japan

This year, close to 100,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Tokyo are observing the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Photos: Easter Vigil in Manila

Esteemed as the liturgical year's most critical worship service and Mass, the Easter Vigil reintroduces the "Alleluia" exclamation

Photos: Crucifixions and whippings in the Philippines on Good Friday

As spectators filmed on their mobile phones, three-inch nails were driven into their palms, and then the crosses hoisted upright

Photos: The Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet

The foot-washing rite reminds Christians of the importance of humility, service to one another, and unconditional love

Photos: Chrism Mass in Manila

Typically held on Maundy Thursday or another day within Holy Week, this service involves the blessing or consecration of the sacred oils

PHOTOS: A timeline of Pope Francis’ 11 years as pope

March 13 marks the anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as the 266th successor of St. Peter

IN PHOTOS: Ramadan in Asia and Gaza

Amid hardships, the essence of Ramadan—intended as a time for reflection, community, and peace—is profoundly challenged in Gaza

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