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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Cardinal Turkson has expressed approval of laws in Africa making being gay subject to death. He surely will be elected.

    Notice that he limits sex abuse in the church to homosexuals. No doubt he will give a pass to the many abuses in Africa by priests against women, including the rape of nuns by priests. Ironically if this man is elected pope the liberals in the church will have to seriously consider running out the door.