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Cardinal Rai’s visit comes amid tensions over the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister while in Saudi Arabia

Don’t expect the country to turn to Western-style secularism any time soon

From Riyadh to Rome, Trump’s first trip has shown he’s no foreign policy maverick

Take a look inside this week’s magazine

Germany’s Catholic bishops have frequently condemned their country’s arms industry

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

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

The relationship between Church and State in Russia is far too close

There are profoundly differing visions of God in the world, and these dictate the sort of societies that we have built for ourselves

National Geographic issue not allowed for ‘cultural reasons’