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Esquire names Pope Francis the best dressed man of the year. The year's worst Christian book covers. And Britain praises Muslims for informing on extremists.

Categories: Beliefs

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. A little careless there on Duck Dynasty. mainstream media are reporting he said that men should marry 15 year old girls. This frm a member of the sma egroup that excoriates Sharia law.

    • John, If by mainstream media you also include Fox, then you are correct.

  2. Here’s a developing story I hope Religion News takes a look at in the new year:

    “The Salvation Army’s Global Abuse (Or: It’s Still Happening, Worldwide)”

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