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
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
You don’t have to take a package tour to have a successful visit to the Holy City
The Australian cardinal says he will call for an overhaul of Vatican communications