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The Sea of Galilee as seen from the village of Capernaum (Photo: CNS)

The remaining all-Christian villages in the region are picturesque and prosperous and trace their history to the first century

Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

In a recent interview with the Herald, Father Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, who died this week, argues the pen is mightier than the spade

Tom Roberts’s Allegro Con Brio: Bourke Street West (circa 1885-86)

Art review: Australia, Royal Academy

Despite some evocative landscapes, the latest RA blockbuster struggles to squeeze two centuries of art from an entire continent into an exhibition of 200 works

Pilgrims lift a Cross for hire outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (AP)

You don’t have to take a package tour to have a successful visit to the Holy City

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

The Australian cardinal says he will call for an overhaul of Vatican communications

Reliquary of the True Cross, thought to be by silversmith Rémond Lescot (1628-1629)

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton on a spectacular exhibition of Franciscan treasures brought to the Palace of Versailles from the Holy Land

Herodium, the desert site of King Herod's fortress and palace, where his tomb was found in 2007 (Photo: CNS)

Curators of a blockbuster exhibition have sought to sanitise his reputation

A new scandal is shaking the Aussie Church

Police are currently looking into alleged cover-ups involving three senior churchmen

Rupert Murdoch takes a stroll in Sun Valley, Idaho (AP Photo)

The Dirty Digger’s religious odyssey

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton, says that Rupert Murdoch is fond of the Catholic Church but cannot escape his rebellious Wee Free heritage

Fr Murphy-O’Connor

Jill Hamilton meets Fr Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, the scholar with a bold view of what happened in the Garden of Gethsemane