Religion: The Mystery of Maura

Pretty Maura Lyons was 15 years old and a member of Northern Ireland's Roman Catholic minority (34.2%) when she went to work a year ago as a stitcher in a Belfast garment factory. There she met several members of a splinter sect known as the Free Presbyterian Church, and soon she became a Protestant. Her father, a shipyard worker, and her mother were horrified; so was the parish priest. There were family conferences, prayers and tears. Then Maura Lyons disappeared.

Abduction! cried her family and their Catholic friends, and they accused the Rev. David...

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