(Pope Francis holds a life vest during a meeting with youths at the Vatican May 28, 2016. The life vest was used by a migrant who was found dead during a rescue on the Mediterranean sea. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia)
As Religion Editor based in Paris, I cover main religion developments, coordinate religion news coverage and run the FaithWorld blog. Since joining Reuters in 1977 in London, I've worked in Vienna, Geneva, Islamabad, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bonn and Paris. My book Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall was published in 2000. In 2006, I received the European Religion Writer of the Year award and FaithWorld was awarded the RNA 2012 Best Online Section prize.