A very small number of people circled the Kaaba in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.
Quarantine restrictions have not been lifted in Colombia after almost five months of stay-at-home orders.
Many participants hit their chests, performed self-flagellation and repeated the phrase "Ya Hussein" to express their grief.
As with the Hagia Sophia, the decision is seen as being geared to consolidate the conservative and religious support base of Erdogan's ruling party at a time when his popularity is under strain.
The ancient Sumela Monastery, located in Macka district of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Trabzon, opened its doors to hold mass for the seventh time since resuming religious services after a pause of 88 years.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the suspension of many of the usual practices.
The 2017 Egyptian film Sheikh Jackson was criticised for a scene which shows an imam being disturbed during his prayers in a mosque by a flash mob dancing to Michael Jackson's infamous Thriller choreography.
This church in Germany used a creative way of overcoming coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
A dispute over church property is exposing deep divisions in the small Western Balkans country of Montenegro. While the conflict is rooted in history, it is also about Serbian identity.
Crowds trekked for hours to reach the the Batu Caves complex before the final arduous climb up 272 steps to reach the temples.
A 16-year old high school student posted an anti-Islam video on Instagram, sparking death threats and a national controversy on the right to blasphemy.
Millions of Hindu worshippers gathered in the town of Prayagraj in northern India to take a ritualistic dip in the Ganges River.
Millions of Hindus gather to take 'holy dip' in the Ganges
A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined an annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ on Thursday.
The Serbian Orthodox Church says Montenegro's new law could strip the church of its property, including medieval monasteries and churches.
The Serbian Orthodox Church opposes the law which it argues is a mean for the government to strip it of its property.