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Young people hold signs in Washington yesterday (CNS)

Crowds brave big chill to March for Life

Sub-zero temperatures fail to deter young crowd

Ireland's Vatican embassy was closed two years ago (AP)

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

Reopening will allow ‘Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis,’ says government

Barack Obama at the White House (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US president will visit the Vatican on March 27 as part of a European tour

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS)

Cardinal Pell: Ashes revenge is sweet

‘Turn the other cheek doesn’t quite fit the England–Australia battle,’ says Australian cardinal

Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican prelate, already under house arrest, accused of money laundering

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (AP)

Cardinal-designate Nichols urges prayers ‘even [from] those who do not normally raise their hearts to God’

Bishop Richard Moth (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Moth encourages faithful to contact friends or family who may be lonely

Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle (AP)

Archbishop Sartain says decision was not discriminatory

Rabbi Skorka (Photo: PA)

The rabbi told reporters that Francis would be able to resist the pressure of different factions

Pope Francis: 'Our witness must concentrate on the centre of our faith.'

Pope Francis calls for focus on essentials of Christianity during audience with Lutherans