Locals in a Spanish town set alight and shot at a puppet made to resemble Carles Puigdemont, the ex-president of the Spanish region of Catalonia.
Hundreds of faithful took part in a Holy Thursday procession took in the Guatemalan city of Antigua on Thursday to mark the start of a series of solemn ceremonies in the lead up to Easter.
The Pope led the prayers at the traditional Via Crucis Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum
Hundreds of male Catholic devotees in the Philippines marked Maundy Thursday, a Christian holy day, with a bloody ritual that involves self-flagellating to honour the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Here's a look at other European churches who have been hit by disaster... and survived.
The faithful got on their knees on Thursday to crawl up newly-unveiled marble steps, also known as Scala Sancta, at the Vatican.
Australian Cardinal Pell has been convicted of sexual offences against 2 minors, and sentenced to six years in prison. Pell is the most senior member of the Catholic Church to have been convicted, but remains a Cardinal pending further investigation by the Vatican.
Armenia (79%) and Georgia (72%) topped the list of adults who say they believe in God with absolute certainty, while France (11%), Switzerland (11%) and Germany (10%) were surveyed as countries who had the least certainty in God’s existence.
Respondents in mostly Christian countries more likely to think Islam is not compatible with the values of their society, whereas fewer in Muslim-majority nations think Christianity clashes with their values.
Pope Francis flew to the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet Muslim leaders in an effort to promote interfaith dialogue.
Orthodox feast of Epiphany was celebrated all over Serbia with swimming in freezing rivers and lakes
Across Russia Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany by immersing themselves in freezing water through holes cut through the ice.
'McJesus' artist shocked at furore over sculpture, tells Euronews he had asked museum to remove work four months ago.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inaugurated Egypt's largest church on Sunday on the eve of Coptic Christmas, sending a message of tolerance and unity in the predominantly Muslim country.
An American Christian missionary has reportedly been killed by an isolated tribe on North Sentienel Island off the coast of India, after visiting the island for the second time.
Venice has been lit red to express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, and support religious freedom all over the world.
One of the most famous and widely-recited passages of the Bible is set to change, it has emerged.
An Islamist party in Pakistan has said it will call off protests it was planning after a Christian woman was found not guilty of committing blasphemy.
Thousands of Christian mourners prepared on Saturday to bury six members of the same family who were killed while returning from a baptism at a Coptic monastery in Egypt's Minya province.
Gunmen killed at least seven in an attack on a bus driving towards a Coptic Christian monastery in Egypt.
The Bektashi Order is a Sufi Islamic creed with a long mystic tradition in Albania. Espoused by the Janissaries, the elite soldiers of the Ottoman Empire largely recruited from Christian areas of the Balkans. The Sufi faith does not force devotees to observe the basics of traditional Islam.
So-called Islamic State claim respnsibility, but police say they suspect the bombers are members of a homegrown group inspired by IS.
President Trump took to Twitter in support of Pastor Brunson saying he was being imprisoned for “no reason” in Turkey and he urged President Erdoğan to release him.
The heart, preserved in a wooden box sealed with iron for over eight centuries, has no monetary value, but is a priceless relic for Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, from where it was stolen six years' ago.
With President al-Sisi championing the Copts since 2014, their vote looks likely to support the status quo in the presidential election