(Israeli Apache helicopters release flares during an air force pilots' graduation ceremony at Hatzerim air base in southern Israel December 29, 2011. Some 40 cadets, including an record-high of five women, graduated. REUTERS/Nir Elias )
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.