(Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, watches the helicopter (not pictured) carrying Pope Benedict XVI fly off from the Vatican, on its way to the papal summer residence at Castelgandolfo, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yara Nardi )
(Joelle Casteix, victim of sexual abuse by a priest and member of U.S.-based support group Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), attaches pictures to a wall before of a news conference in downtown Rome June 8, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )
(Priests stand in a queue in front of St. Peter Basilica before Pope Benedict XVI’s special audience with priests of the Diocese of Rome in Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican February 14, 2013. REUTERS/ Alessandro Bianchi )
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.