Pontiff ‘would be happy to visit Holy Land,’ says Vatican
To accuse Scarfe of a ‘blood libel’ is unpardonably over the top: accusations of that seriousness should be more carefully made
Reconciliation actually works – that’s what the allies discovered in Germany: but can it be done without unconditional surrender?
His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours
Middle East bishops had a right to speak up for Palestinians at the Synod
Pope Benedict XVI closes Middle East Synod by urging bishops never to resign themselves ‘to the absence of peace’
The two men expressed hope that the renewal of talks in Washington would lead to ‘lasting peace’
The plight of Christians in the Middle East is threatened by an “extremist current” of “political Islam” and is being ignored by the world, the Pope has said ahead of a new Vatican report