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The Religious who tracks down the dead

Alfa y Omega, a magazine of the Madrid archdiocese, interviewed a Redemptorist brother who documents extra-judicial killings in the Philippines. Brother Ciriaco Santiago, a photographer, visits crime scenes in the capital, Manila, after his day’s work with the order.

The night before he had seen people shot dead. “Our vocation is to be with those who are most abandoned. We want to use the photos as proof, and to get the attention of the international community,” he said.

How to enjoy Belgian beer like a monk

Trappist monks at the Abbey of Scourmont in Belgium are famous for making Chimay beer. Less well known is their cheese. Now the monks have offered advice on how to enjoy the two together.

At their website chimay.com/en/labbaye, they describe the four stages of the experience:

“Take a sip of beer slowly, so as to appreciate its flavour alone.

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