Saturday, July 28, 2018

Cave survivors becoming Buddhist novices and monks

By Kit Doyle
Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images about abortion rights in Argentina, cave survivors becoming monks and more. Soccer coach Ekkapol Ake Chantawong and team members who were recently rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand have their heads shaved in a traditional Buddhist ceremony in Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, on July 24, 2018. The teammates and their coach prepared to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Coach Chantawong, front, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a ceremony as they prepare to be ordained as Buddhist monks and novices on July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)