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Pope Francis requests a simple, humble passport. Hollywood hearts Jesus. And a major Presbyterian church considers splitting from the PCUSA.

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. Why, oh why, do I have to go onto the Web to read this? It’s not that long, why not just send the full text to the contacts on RNS’s email list instead of sending us a link and making everyone delay and click through to a website to continue reading?

    • Lauren Markoe

      Lauren Markoe

      Article author

      Sorry you have to click on the roundup, but as a web-based document, the roundup isn’t static. We can add to it after publication. It gets tweaked as news is updated, pictures are added and corrections made if necessary. As a web-based document, there can also be a comments section.