Shia

Pontiff celebrates Mass for 300 people in the capital Baku

Francis meets President Ilham Aliyev at end of three-day trip

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

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

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

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The conflict is not the West’s fault. But Syria will not reach a solution on its own