Freelance journalist (France)
Tom Heneghan is an award-winning journalist based in Paris who was Reuters Religion Editor for 14 years before retiring in 2017 after four decades with the agency as a correspondent, bureau chief and editor in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Main stories he has covered include the 2005 and 2013 papal conclaves, the Arab Spring, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the wars in Afghanistan. Among his awards were European Religion Writer of the Year in 2006, Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012 in the Reuters team reporting the Libyan revolution and the U.S. Religion Newswriters Association’s best religion blog (FaithWorld) in 2013. Heneghan currently covers faith issues in Europe for Religion News Service in Washington, The Tablet in London and other publications. He has also taught journalism and religion studies at universities in Paris and commented regularly on France24 television. He has completed programmes on science and religion at the University of Cambridge, bioethics at Georgetown University and neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania.
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