Padraic Halpin is a reporter for Reuters.

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Sinead O’Connor, Irish Singer Who Protested Clergy Abuse, Dies at 56

Sinead O’Connor, 1989 Grammy Awards, via MPTV through Reuters. 

Known as much for her outspoken views on religion, sex, feminism, and war as for her music, she will be remembered in some quarters for ripping up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 television appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” declaring: “Fight the real enemy.”