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Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius said the appointment showed that even tiny groups of Catholics were important

From Riyadh to Rome, Trump’s first trip has shown he’s no foreign policy maverick

She will be the first Catholic in the White House since President John F. Kennedy

‘God does not like to be loved the way a warlord would like, dragging his people to victory, debasing them in the blood of his enemies,’ Pope Francis said

Francis discussed ‘the promotion of peace in the world’ with the US president

The Vatican said it hoped for ‘serene collaboration’ with the US on a number of issues

The US president said it was a ‘very great honour’ to meet the Pope

The Pope said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the loss of life and invoked God’s blessing upon the nation

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President Michael D Higgins presented Pope Francis with a commissioned sculpture to signify a ‘call to action’ on climate change