幸运飞艇分析软件自动In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, large gatherings around the world have been banned. People have been asked to practice "social distancing" and, mostly, stay in their homes. Needless to say, these new norms have changed how everyone practices religion, and leaders and practicers alike have had to adapt. Scroll down to see how faith has changed in light of the coronavirus.
A Sikh devotee prays solitarily at India's Golden Temple on March 22, 2020.
Many religious leaders have used photos to represent their congregents. Here, a Roman-Catholic priest spread incense among those photographs while leading mass on April 6, 2020.
Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt, began the evening of April 8. That day, Orthodox Jews set fire to "chametz," leavened foods, as part of the Passover tradition.
On April 1, 2020, Buddhist monks wore face shields to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19. This came after Thailand entered a state of emergency due to the virus.
Some religious groups have implemented drive-through services. Here, a bishop spoke to a parishioner in the church parking lot on Palm Sunday. The bishop chose to protect himself by wearing a mask and gloves.
Muslim worshippers spaced themselves out to comply with social distancing at Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque.
Should people still decide to go to religious spaces, sanitation becomes a question. At Wat Traimit, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, volunteers cleaned the site to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
While attending a service, parishioners at St Paul's Anglican Church spread their seats out to comply with social distancing guidelines. The service was also held outdoors.
A monk walked alone, while wearing a protective face mask, through Tokyo's empty Meji Shrine.
A city-wide lockdown continues in Paris due to the coronavirus. However, during Easter weekend, a man prayed alone in the church of Saint-François-Xavier.
A Hindu parent and child offered their prayers outside of the closed temple of Monkey God Hanuman. April 8 was Hanuman Jayanti, a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman.
A man prayed at the empty Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city, in the midst of a government-enforced lockdown. The Western Wall, one of the world's holiest sites, is normally crowded with people.
On Palm Sunday, Christians practiced social distancing by standing in marked circles, six feet apart. People wore masks for extra protection, and carried palm branches to mark the holiday.
The Church of Robbiano in Italy also used photographs to represent partitioners, since large gatherings are prohibited. Italy remains in lockdown after having one of the most severe coronavirus outbreaks worldwide.
Some religious leaders have turned to live-streaming or recording services. An Evangelical bishop and pastor recorded their service on April 4, 2020.