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Darlene Superville

Darlene Superville is an author at Religion News Service.

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At Irish shrine, Biden meets priest who gave Beau last rites

By Darlene Superville, Jill Lawless, and Colleen Long — April 17, 2023
The priest is a former U.S. Army chaplain and was formerly assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer at the age of 46.

Some Anglican bishops reject leader Welby over gay marriage

By Jill Lawless — February 20, 2023
LONDON (AP) — The synod’s decision was a compromise measure that came after years of wrangling about the church’s stance on homosexuality.

Census: Christians a minority in England; non-religious grow

By Jill Lawless — November 30, 2022
LONDON (AP) — Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census — the first time a minority of the population has followed the country's official religion.

Ruth Ozeki’s ‘Book of Form and Emptiness’ wins Women’s Prize

By Jill Lawless — June 16, 2022
LONDON (AP) — A professor of English at Smith College in Massachusetts, Ozeki is also a filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest, and her novel was inspired in part by Buddhist philosophy.

Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker

By Sylvia Hui, Jill Lawless, and Danica Kirka — January 20, 2022
LONDON (AP) — British police are continuing to support U.S. authorities with their investigation into Saturday’s hostage incident. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue.

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

By Jill Lawless and David Keyton — November 18, 2021
A plane chartered by the reality star and carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families, about 130 people in all, landed at Stansted Airport near London.
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