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No one minds Boris Johnson accusing the Iranians of stirring up war; what upsets Downing Street is the thought of criticism directed at our allies, the Saudis

My journey from Tehran to Rome

As a Muslim-born Iranian, I first doubted God, then flirted with Nietzsche and Marxism. But the whisper of conscience kept suggesting that I go to Mass

The Sunni-Shia conflict forces Governments to make tricky diplomatic choices. Iran seems a better prospect

US bishops and Iranian religious leaders vow to work together to fight extremism

The longer we put off dealing with failed states, the harder it becomes

Labour must have nothing to do with anti-Semites if it wants to be seen as a party of government

Iranian leaders may fawn over Pope Francis in public, but privately they see the Holy See as a useful tool for achieving their global ambitions

Pope Francis met with President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican

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