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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 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)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Syriac Catholic Archbishop Yohanna Moshe of Mosul, Iraq, and Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces,  in Iraq (CNS)

Such a strategy would make Christians a ‘target’ for their enemies, Church leaders have said

A man is seen in 2012 walking through a Catholic church destroyed during the civil war in Mogadishu, Somalia (CNS)

‘The threat of Islamic extremism is of course always there, but the situation is now relatively safe’, claims local bishop

The wreckage left after a fire destroyed the Malone family home and took with it 6 lives in Baltimore (CNS)

The Malone family lost six of their nine children in the devastating fire

Pope Francis walks near violinists during his general audience (CNS)

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected upon the importance and power of prayer