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THAILAND-ROYALS/PRINCESS
RTSEBU5G 
December 20, 2022 
Officials pay their respects to Thailand?s Princess Bajrakitiyabha as she has been hospitalized due to... 
Samut Prakan, Thailand 
Eldest daughter of Thailand's King hospitalized with heart problem 
Officials pay their respects to Thailand?s Princess Bajrakitiyabha as she has been hospitalized due to a heart problem, during a mass Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Sukanthawat temple in Samut Prakan, Thailand, December 20, 2022. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa 
THAILAND-ROYALS/PRINCESS
RTSEBU5F 
December 20, 2022 
Officials pay their respects to Thailand?s Princess Bajrakitiyabha, as she has been hospitalized due... 
Samut Prakan, Thailand 
Eldest daughter of Thailand's King hospitalized with heart problem 
Officials pay their respects to Thailand?s Princess Bajrakitiyabha, as she has been hospitalized due to a heart problem, during a mass Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Sukanthawat temple in Samut Prakan, Thailand, December 20, 2022. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa 
THAILAND-ROYALS/PRINCESS
RTSEBU1N 
December 20, 2022 
Officials pay their respects in front of a picture of Thailand’s Princess Bajrakitiyabha as she has been... 
Samut Prakan, Thailand 
Eldest daughter of Thailand's King hospitalized with heart problem 
Officials pay their respects in front of a picture of Thailand’s Princess Bajrakitiyabha as she has been hospitalized due to a heart problem, during a mass Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Sukanthawat temple in Samut Prakan, Thailand, December 20, 2022. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2RKC 
December 04, 2021 
Bishop Stephen Chow poses for a photo with retired Bishops John Tong Hon and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun after... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Bishop Stephen Chow poses for a photo with retired Bishops John Tong Hon and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun after Chow's episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2R7P 
December 04, 2021 
Bishop Stephen Chow poses for a photo after his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4,... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Bishop Stephen Chow poses for a photo after his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2QGI 
December 04, 2021 
Catholic priests leave the church after the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong,... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Catholic priests leave the church after the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2Q9I 
December 04, 2021 
Bishop Stephen Chow speaks during his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Bishop Stephen Chow speaks during his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2Q76 
December 04, 2021 
Bishop Stephen Chow attends his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Bishop Stephen Chow attends his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2Q1Q 
December 04, 2021 
Bishop Stephen Chow gestures during his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Bishop Stephen Chow gestures during his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2Q0G 
December 04, 2021 
Bishop Stephen Chow looks on during his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
Bishop Stephen Chow looks on during his episcopal ordination in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2PY2 
December 04, 2021 
People attend the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
People attend the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2PWS 
December 04, 2021 
People attend the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone... 
Hong Kong, China 
Episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong 
People attend the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
HONGKONG-SECURITY/BISHOP
RTXL2PQS 
December 04, 2021 
Retired bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun attends the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in... 
Hong Kong, China 
Retired bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun attends the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in... 
Retired bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun attends the episcopal ordination of Bishop Stephen Chow in Hong Kong, China December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO4QN 
October 17, 2021 
A newly ordained bishop Guido Marini reacts as he attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
A newly ordained bishop Guido Marini reacts as he attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO4QK 
October 17, 2021 
A newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
A newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO4BT 
October 17, 2021 
Pope Francis embraces newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Pope Francis embraces newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO47Y 
October 17, 2021 
A newly ordained bishop Guido Marini attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
A newly ordained bishop Guido Marini attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO482 
October 17, 2021 
Pope Francis embraces newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Pope Francis embraces newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO47Z 
October 17, 2021 
A newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
A newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attends an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO425 
October 17, 2021 
Newly ordained bishop, Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira, kisses Pope Francis's hand during an ordination... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Newly ordained bishop, Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira, kisses Pope Francis's hand during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO316 
October 17, 2021 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attend their ordination ceremony... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attend their ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO2T3 
October 17, 2021 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attend their ordination ceremony... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attend their ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO2QN 
October 17, 2021 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attend their ordination ceremony... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira attend their ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO2NE 
October 17, 2021 
Pope Francis places a mitre on the head of newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira during... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Pope Francis places a mitre on the head of newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO2M5 
October 17, 2021 
Pope Francis places a mitre on the head of newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Pope Francis places a mitre on the head of newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO2M4 
October 17, 2021 
A cardinal hand is seen during an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
A cardinal hand is seen during an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO2C6 
October 17, 2021 
Bishops bless newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira during their ordination... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Bishops bless newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira during their ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO21O 
October 17, 2021 
Pope Francis places his hands on the head of newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira during... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Pope Francis places his hands on the head of newly ordained bishop Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO1ZF 
October 17, 2021 
Pope Francis places his hands on the head of newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Pope Francis places his hands on the head of newly ordained bishop Guido Marini during an ordination ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO1T6 
October 17, 2021 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira lie in front of the altar during... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira lie in front of the altar during their ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO1PG 
October 17, 2021 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira lie in front of the altar during... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
Newly ordained bishops Guido Marini and Andres Gabriel Ferrada Moreira lie in front of the altar during their ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
POPE-MASS/
RTXIO1AE 
October 17, 2021 
A Swiss guard stands inside the St. Peter's Basilica during an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis,... 
Vatican, Vatican City 
Pope Francis leads mass to ordain bishops at the Vatican 
A Swiss guard stands inside the St. Peter's Basilica during an ordination ceremony led by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli 
NEW YORK-RELIGION/
RTXHV1Y3 
September 29, 2021 
Bishop Robert J. Brennan is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in New York,... 
New York, UNITED STATES 
Bishop Robert J. Brennan is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in New York 
Bishop Robert J. Brennan is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in New York, U.S., July 25, 2012. Pope Francis named Bishop Brennan on September 29, 2021 to succeed Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Bishop of Brooklyn. Picture taken July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Gregory A. Shemitz 
POPE-PHILADELPHIA/
RTS2ZL9D 
January 23, 2020 
Bishop Nelson Perez is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre,... 
Rockville Centre, UNITED STATES 
Bishop Nelson Perez is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre... 
Bishop Nelson Perez is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York, U.S., July 25, 2012. Picture taken July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Gregory A. Shemitz 
POPE-PHILADELPHIA/
RTS2ZL99 
January 23, 2020 
Bishop Nelson Perez is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre,... 
Rockville Centre, UNITED STATES 
Bishop Nelson Perez is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre... 
Bishop Nelson Perez is seen during his episcopal ordination at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York, U.S., July 25, 2012. Picture taken July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Gregory A. Shemitz 
PAKISTAN-IRAQ/TREES
RTX7AZQC 
November 29, 2019 
Bags of plants with weight and ordinal numbers written on them are seen before being transported for... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Bags of plants with weight and ordinal numbers written on them are seen before being transported for... 
Bags of plants with weight and ordinal numbers written on them are seen before being transported for planting along the pilgrimage route between Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Najaf and Karbala, at a farm on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan November 28, 2019. Picture taken November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCWC 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCWA 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCW9 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCW6 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCW5 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCW3 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCVZ 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican... 
Pope Francis attends a mass with with presbyteral ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via Reuters 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCSO 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis ordains new priests and conducts a holy mass in Saint Peter's Basilica 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCSK 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis ordains new priests and conducts a holy mass in Saint Peter's Basilica 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCSJ 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis ordains new priests and conducts a holy mass in Saint Peter's Basilica 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCS8 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis ordains new priests and conducts a holy mass in Saint Peter's Basilica 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi 
POPE-MASS/PRIESTS
RTX6VCS7 
May 12, 2019 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Francis ordains new priests and conducts a holy mass in Saint Peter's Basilica 
Pope Francis conducts a holy mass with priestly ordination in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR9D 
January 22, 2019 
A devotee is pictured after her hair and eyebrows have been shaved during a mass female Buddhist novice... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
A devotee is pictured after her hair and eyebrows have been shaved during a mass female Buddhist novice... 
A devotee is pictured after her hair and eyebrows have been shaved during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR98 
January 22, 2019 
Thai woman devotees receive saffron robes from Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, abbess at the Songdhammakalyani... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Thai woman devotees receive saffron robes from Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, abbess at the Songdhammakalyani... 
Thai woman devotees receive saffron robes from Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, abbess at the Songdhammakalyani Monastery, during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR96 
January 22, 2019 
Novice monk Boodsabann Chanthawong speaks with her family after a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Novice monk Boodsabann Chanthawong speaks with her family after a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination... 
Novice monk Boodsabann Chanthawong speaks with her family after a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR91 
January 22, 2019 
Boodsabann Chanthawong in saffron robe prays during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Boodsabann Chanthawong in saffron robe prays during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony... 
Boodsabann Chanthawong in saffron robe prays during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR8Y 
January 22, 2019 
A devotee has her hair cut and eyebrows shaved by a female buddhist monk or Bhikhuni during a mass female... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
A devotee has her hair cut and eyebrows shaved by a female buddhist monk or Bhikhuni during a mass female... 
A devotee has her hair cut and eyebrows shaved by a female buddhist monk or Bhikhuni during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR8R 
January 22, 2019 
Boodsabann Chanthawong prays during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Boodsabann Chanthawong prays during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani... 
Boodsabann Chanthawong prays during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR8P 
January 22, 2019 
Novice monks pray after a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery,... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Novice monks pray after a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery,... 
Novice monks pray after a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR8M 
January 22, 2019 
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, 74, abbess at the Songdhammakalyani Monastery leads novice monks as they walk... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, 74, abbess at the Songdhammakalyani Monastery leads novice monks as they walk... 
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, 74, abbess at the Songdhammakalyani Monastery leads novice monks as they walk in line during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at Songdhammakalyani Monastery in Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR8G 
January 22, 2019 
Boodsabann Chanthawong is pictured with her husband and dogs days after she returned from her novice... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Boodsabann Chanthawong is pictured with her husband and dogs days after she returned from her novice... 
Boodsabann Chanthawong is pictured with her husband and dogs days after she returned from her novice monkhood ordination ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-FEMALE/MONKS
RTS2BR8F 
January 22, 2019 
Thai woman devotees attend a practice session ahead of their ordination to be novice monks at Songdhammakalyani... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
Thai woman devotees attend a practice session ahead of their ordination to be novice monks at Songdhammakalyani... 
Thai woman devotees attend a practice session ahead of their ordination to be novice monks at Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
THAILAND-BUDDHISM/WOMEN
RTX6KRGF 
January 04, 2019 
Thai women devotees have their hair cut by Dhammananda Bhikkhun and a female Buddhist monk during a mass... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
The Wider Image: Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition 
Thai women devotees have their hair cut by Dhammananda Bhikkhun and a female Buddhist monk during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at the Songdhammakalyani monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. Officially, only men can become monks and novices in Thailand under a Buddhist order that, since 1928, has forbidden the ordination of women. A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at the unrecognised all-female monastery. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "FEMALE MONKS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
THAILAND-BUDDHISM/WOMEN
RTX6KRB0 
January 03, 2019 
Saffron robes are seen before a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at the Songdhammakalyani... 
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand 
The Wider Image: Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition 
Saffron robes are seen before a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at the Songdhammakalyani monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. Officially, only men can become monks and novices in Thailand under a Buddhist order that, since 1928, has forbidden the ordination of women. A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at the unrecognised all-female monastery. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "FEMALE MONKS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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