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Lisa Wangsness

Wangsness is the Globe’s religion reporter. She previously covered politics in the City Hall, State House, and Washington bureaus, and at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She has reported on health reform and the 2008 presidential campaign.

Latest stories

For Boston faithful, canonizations are personal, profound

By Lisa Wangsness and Jeremy C. Fox , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

For many area Catholics, what makes these canonizations so special is that the lives of the church’s two newest saints intersected with their own.

Copley churches plan array of Easter, Marathon events

By Lisa Wangsness , Globe Staff

The churches are preparing for the confluence of Easter weekend and the first Boston Marathon since last year’s bombings.

Inclusive spirit reassures Muslims after bombings

By Lisa Wangsness , Globe Staff

Muslims braced themselves for a backlash after the Marathon attack, but it never happened.

No evidence of modern forgery in ancient text mentioning ‘Jesus’ wife’

By Lisa Wangsness , Globe staff

Tests strongly indicate a papyrus containing the first-known reference to Jesus’s wife is an ancient relic, not a modern forgery as some had thought.