Candles and chanting: Thai cave boys begin ceremony to become Buddhist novices

FILE PHOTO: The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave arrive for a news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Eleven boys from a soccer team, who were rescued from a flooded Thai cave in a drama that gripped global audiences, took their first steps on Tuesday to be ordained as Buddhist novices in a ceremony steeped in tradition. The occasion was broadcast live on Facebook by local authorities and starts a […]

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