(Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in his first public appearance at a mosque in tIraq’s second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from the video. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV)
(Participants perform a “Surya Namaskar” (sun salutation) during an early morning yoga session ahead of World Yoga Day, in New Delhi, India, June 13, 2015. World Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)
(Residents walk past as Afghan security forces inspect the scene of a suicide attack on a police headquarters in Jalalabad, Afghanistan June 1, 2015. Taliban militants stormed the police headquarters after a suicide bomb attack at its gate and wounded at least nine policemen, officials said on Monday. REUTERS/Parwiz)
(A billboard sponsored by Islamic Circle of North America is shown on a street in Sacramento, California in this undated handout photo released to Reuters June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Islamic Circle of North America)
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.