Thai Buddhist monks’ health suffering from sugary drinks

Thai Buddhist monks’ health suffering from sugary drinks

By South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat Posted May 28, 2018 07:21:15 Photo: Somwong Palakawong is careful to donate healthy items such as vegetables to monks. (ABC News: Liam Cochrane) The daily afternoon fasting of Thai Buddhist monks is making them fat, thanks largely to modern sugary drinks, …

Monk’s soup and street processions: Being a Maronite Catholic on Good Friday – RN

Monk’s soup and street processions: Being a Maronite Catholic on Good Friday – RN

Posted March 31, 2018 09:10:32 Photo: These altar servers lead St Charbel’s parishioners towards the church. (ABC RN: Siobhan Hegarty) By mid-morning, thousands of darkly dressed figures are gathered in a park in suburban western Sydney. It’s Good Friday, and for Maronites — members of the Lebanese branch of the …