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Pope offers prayers for Trump as he is sworn in as US president

President Donald Trump speaks after his swearing-in as the country's 45th president (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

The Pope assured President Trump of his prayers and good wishes

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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President Donald Trump speaks after his swearing-in as the country's 45th president (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

Pope offers prayers for Trump as he is sworn in as US president

The Pope assured President Trump of his prayers and good wishes

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta (left) and Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo (thechurchinmalta.org)

Maltese bishop denies he will suspend priests who don’t give Communion to the remarried

Bishop Grech’s diocese said the rumours were ‘absolutely false’

Archbishop Antonio Mennini (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Papal nuncio to Britain is transferred to Rome

Bishops from England, Wales and Scotland have hailed his ‘kindness’ and ‘wise counsel’ and offered prayers for his new mission

Pope Francis poses for a photo with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and his delegation during the Pope's general audience at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Pope blesses efforts to fight trafficking in Louisiana

A refuge is being constructed for young women rescued from traffickers in the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Women listen to a pro-life speaker outside a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Anti-Trump feminist protest excludes pro-life groups

But pro-lifers say they will take part in the Women’s March anyway

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS)

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Bishops from the US, Canada and Europe walk through a street in Hebron, West Bank. (CNS photo/Marcin Mazur, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales)

Bishops visiting Holy Land: Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

Bishops from the US, Canada and Europe said the ‘de facto annexation’ undermined the rights of Palestinians

The chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Christian living requires a constant battle with the devil, says Pope Francis

The devil ‘wages war’ when he sees Christians drawn towards Jesus, the Pope said at morning Mass

The federal government forms for applying for health coverage  (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)

US bishops ask Congress to preserve parts of Obama’s healthcare reform

Bishop Frank J Dewane of Venice emphasised that any changes must protect human life

Pro-life supporters demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court  (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

US abortion rate at its lowest level since 1973

Figures reveal a 14 per cent decline in the number of abortions since 2011

Pope Francis greets the Rev Jens-Martin Kruse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican this week (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis: Martin Luther wanted to ‘renew the Church, not divide her’

The Pope told a delegation of Lutherans that this was a matter of ‘sincere contrition’ for Christians today

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Fr Clement O'Shea in 1940 (Dee La Vardera)

Amid the brutality of war, an act of kindness shines all the more brightly

After the 1944 massacre in Civitella, a captain and a priest arrived to bring consolation and material support

Donald Trump smiles as he sits between New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and wife Melania  (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

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Titian's Pietà (Wikimedia)

Without hope in eternal life, art loses a great source of creativity

Comparing Günter Grass’s late works with Titian’s shows that faith expands the artistic imagination

Donald and Melania Trump survey Washington with Catholic politician Paul Ryan (CNS)

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Sisters make their perpetual vows (CNS)

My dream for my kids: celibacy

As a husband and father of two, my highest ambition is to have no grandchildren

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Dame Louise Casey: Catholic schools must not be ‘anti-gay marriage’

The ‘integration tsar’ who excludes Catholics

Social isolation won’t be solved by intimidating the religious into conforming to metropolitan liberalism

A woman lights a candle in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Walsingham (PA)

Walsingham needs a Holy House

Walsingham without a Holy House is like Lourdes without the Grotto

A woman prays the rosary  (CNS photo/John Taggart, EPA)

The Maltese bishops’ document will hurt Catholics – especially women

Catholic women deserve a more pastoral response than ‘sorry, but you’d better give him what he wants’

Dr Martin Luther King arriving at Heathrow Airport in 1961 (PA)

America can unite by following the example of Martin Luther King, not Donald Trump

The President-elect wants ‘to make America great again’, but his vision is limited

Nottingham's council house flies the LGBT flag for IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) (PA)

Long read: What liberal intellectuals get wrong about transgenderism

Most people instinctively feel threatened by the postmodern redefinition of gender. Their instincts are correct

Liam Neeson as Ferreira in 'Silence' (CNS)

Silence shows that priests aren’t therapists – they’re here to help save our souls

Critics have reduced Silence to a missile in the culture wars. It’s so much more than that

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