A handful of Eastern Orthodox priests held mass for the Christian holiday of Easter on Sunday in an empty Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem due to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
An Armenian priest wearing a protective mask and gloves passes on the Holy Fire lit in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, as very few Orthodox Christians gather in Jerusalem's Old City to celebrate Easter due to the lockdown imposed by authorities in a bid to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on April 18, 2020. (AFP)
A Christian Egyptian woman attends a sparsely attended Bright Saturday service amid the COVID-19 pandemic at a church in the capital Cairo on April 18, 2020. (AFP)