Gerard Russell

The Pope is taking a risk by visiting Egypt, but he is going to the right place at the right time

Christian militias are merely defending villages from an enemy that will show no mercy. But in doing so they must make dangerous choices

The four nuns served the vulnerable without regard to politics. But they were caught in the middle of Yemen’s disastrous civil war

The Middle East is more polarised along religious lines than ever before. Yet recent history shows the region can return to the enlightened tolerance it once enjoyed

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion