Events in the Middle East continue to feature in world news as they have for more than a century. Is it possible for the peoples of this region to be reconciled? Can cooperation and lasting peace be achieved?
Underneath the modern Cairo suburb called Heliopolis lie the remains of one of the most important cities of ancient Egypt. That Heliopolis may be long buried, but its influence lives on and, perhaps more surprisingly, its future is bright.
In his 2012 book, Pope Benedict acknowledges that the traditional Christmas story is not accurate in many respects. Scholars have been pointing this out for decades, but does it really matter? Why should truth trump tradition?