This little-known story sheds fresh light on Sinéad O'Connor's Pope controversy
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This little-known story sheds fresh light on Sinéad O'Connor's Pope controversy

SINEAD O’CONNOR courted controversy back in the 1990s after an infamous appearance on Saturday Night Live in the US where she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II.

But over the weekend journalist Audra Williams shared a story about how actor and musician Kris Kristofferson emerged as an ally to the Irish singer.

It all started 27 years ago.

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The story resonated with many people on Twitter, who were to praise Audra for shedding light on this forgotten chapter of that particular story.

Fellow Twitter users were also keen to praise both O'Connor for her bravery and Kristofferson for his supportive role.

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Audra returned to Twitter to offer up a message to the positive response the post received.

She also moved to highlight one notable error in her original series of tweets.

And even uncovered a clip of Kristofferson sharing his side of the story.

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A truly remarkable story.