In ancient Italian monastery, monks defend a dying tradition

GROTTAFERRATA, Italy (Reuters) – In an ancient monastery behind huge medieval battlements in a hilltop town just south of Rome, 10 monks are striving to keep alive a 1,600-year-old spiritual tradition against increasing odds.Slideshow ( 5 images )Aged between 23 and 89, they are among Italy’s last remaining Byzantine-rite Basilian

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Light pillars illuminate the night sky of a Chinese city

‘So beautiful!’ Stunning light pillars illuminate the night sky of a Chinese city due to an optical illusion Residents of Genhe in northern China were awed by the unusual light beams Footage shows colourful, bright columns appearing in the night sky on Saturday The rare optical illusion, called light pillars, is

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