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In the birthplace of Christianity, the different calendars used by churches mean that Christmas comes more than once a year

For the first time in almost 2,000 years, scientists have examined Jesus’s tomb; what they have found underlines the truth of the Gospels

Many Arab Christians wanting to divorce resort to converting to another religion

The Pope has appointed Franciscans to two of the most prestigious posts in the Holy Land. Neither speaks Arabic, so what’s going on?

Is Putin is trying to pick up from where Tsar Nicholas left off?

Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk received death threats when he spoke up for Turkey’s religious minorities. On a visit to London, he explains why he won’t be silenced

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual

The chronology of earthquakes in the Holy Land from the Bronze Age to the present is alarming

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

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