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The surviving Boston suspect says religion motivated him. Sainthood a step closer for John Paul II and Archbishop Romero. And asylum for Christian home schoolers?

Categories: Beliefs, Culture

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. On Monday 22 April 2013, two prominent Aramean (Syriac) Archbishops from the Syriac and Greek Orthodox Churches were abducted near Aleppo in Syria.

    Presrelease by the WCA-NGO:

  2. If you knew the whole story behind Romero instead of believing the “official’ line you might not be so fast in judging him. He was killed by his gov’t for doing the works of his faith including trying to protect those targeted for death by the government. Wake up and realize that very often official tales by any gov’t are often just that, lies.
    Today’s RNR was full of info, another great column by Ms. Marcoe!