(Devotees inside a temple watch Hindu holymen as they await the auspicious moment before bathing at Kumbh Mela (sacred Hindu pilgrimage) at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik district, 180 km (112 miles) northeast of Bombay. REUTERS/Sherwin Crasto)
(Palestinian boys at the site where ancient ruins, which archaeologists say may be part of a Byzantine church or cathedral dating from around 1,500 years ago, were found in Gaza City April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
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.