Mexico Clown Pilgrimage

Photos by Rebecca Blackwell Hundreds of clowns belonging to various clown associations made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 to pay their respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint. 

Brazil’s Padre Cicero

Photos by Leo Correa For almost a week, including the Day of the Dead, the Brazilian city of Juazeiro do Norte is filled with thousands of pilgrims who come to honor “Padre Cicero,” a figure venerated here as a saint but not recognized as one by the Roman Catholic Church.