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The Vatican warns those wayward American nuns. A high court "thumbs up" for religious prayer in city hall. And the Nigerian girls' kidnapper says God told him to steal and sell them.

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. Amazing that Muslims, some anyway, will tolerate the kidnapping and rape of young girls and that that terrorist group leader could say that he “converted” the girls from Christianity to being Muslim. Equally disgusting and amazing that the outcry isn’t greater is Rep. Campfield’s comments. Isn’t religion great? Answer no, and if you look up Jesus’s words on the subject you will find that he agrees with me or should I say I agree with him. Truly is religion the opiate of the people! A more dangerous drug than heroin and it claims more lives every year in it’s name!