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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/01/17

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/01/17

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

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)

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