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    Friar Moustache: Stray Dog Gets Adopted as Franciscan Monk

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    A Franciscan monastery in Bolivia has adopted a stray pup and made him a member of the brotherhood.

    The monks of the Franciscan monastery of Cochabamba, Bolivia have recently revealed that a schnauzer pup named Carmelo has become the newest member of their flock.

    The pup, prior to his adoption by the monks, lived as a stray. Now however he's got a new home, his very own monk’s habit and even a formal title — Friar Bigotón (‘Friar Moustache’).

    The adoption was made possible thanks to a local animal rescue group called the Cold Nose Project (Proyecto Narices Frías) which hopes that this story will prompt more monasteries to follow the example!

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