The National Salvation Cathedral will cost €110 million and be the largest of its kind in Europe. Critics say it is a waste of money in the EU's second-poorest state.
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.
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The faithful got on their knees on Thursday to crawl up newly-unveiled marble steps, also known as Scala Sancta, at the Vatican.