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The Muslim Brotherhood is banned by an Egyptian court. Emeritus Pope Benedict defends himself in a letter to the editor. And capturing the ruins of the Borscht Belt's great hotels.

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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. Pope Benedict may not have covered up the sexual abuse in the catholic church but there sure were a lot of bishops that did! Why would he write that letter? Perhaps to absolve himself of blame? Sad.