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.

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O’Malley says former Cardinal Law ‘in ill health’

By , Globe Staff

Cardinal Sean O’Malley addressed the media Tuesday after returning from meeting with Pope Francis during his US visit.

Pope meets abuse victims, promises accountability

By , Globe Staff

Francis said the victims’ stories of suffering were “engraved in my heart” and he would hold those responsible to account.

Pope’s words hit home, but some hear silence

By , Globe Staff

In Pope Francis’ otherwise triumphant US visit, his remarks on sexual abuse have, for some, sounded a flat note.

New York opens its arms, and heart, to Pope Francis

By and Michael O’Loughlin , Globe Staff

A speech at the UN was the political highlight of a whirlwind day that had the pope traversing — and transfixing — Manhattan.