(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s selection includes tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the death of Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej and more.

Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays for COVID-19 patient Pedro Basulto while on a video call with the patient’s daughter, Grace, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. “These video calls have been a lifeline for families,” said Deegan. “It can be emotionally exhausting and very draining, but it also an honor to be a bridge for the family.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

With his car packed and ready, ethnic Armenian Nikolai Karapetyan presses the cross to his

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