Los Angeles Times

Pop musician adopts new faith

- — Nardine Saad

Sinéad O’Connor, who last year changed her name to Magda Davitt, has renounced Catholicis­m and converted to Islam.

The firebrand Irish musician, who infamously ripped up a picture of the pope on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992 at the peak of her popularity, recently made the announceme­nt via Twitter.

The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer also noted that she had changed her name again, to Shuhada’ Davitt. (Shuhada’ means “martyr” or “witness” in Arabic.)

“This is the natural conclusion of any intelligen­t theologian’s journey,” wrote the 51-year-old.

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