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‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead.

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The ecology of burial: Choices reflect beliefs about life after death

In a craftsman's workshop on the edge of Rome's Campo Verano cemetery, two designers are working to revive what they see as a dying art: burial.

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Bishops from the U.S, Canada and Europe walk through a street Jan. 16 in Hebron, West Bank. (CNS photo/Marcin Mazur, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales) See HOLY-LAND-BISHOPS-STATEMENT Jan. 19, 2017.

Bishops visiting Holy Land: Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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On eve of Trump inauguration, Catholic communities will pray for immigrants

Acknowledging the fear some immigrants have expressed as Donald Trump becomes president, Jesuit parishes, schools and other communities plan to pray for those who fear him and his proposals on the eve of his Jan. 20 inauguration as the country's 45th president.

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A mangled child's playhouse is seen Jan. 13 after a fire destroyed the Malone family home in Baltimore. Katie and William Malone lost six of their nine children in the Jan. 12 fire. Katie is a member of the Class of 1994 at the Institute of Notre Dame, a Catholic all-girls high school in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review) See BALTIMORE-FIRE-RESPONSE Jan. 17, 2017.

After Baltimore fire claims six lives, archdiocese grieves and gives

Following a tragic Jan. 12 northeast Baltimore house fire in which six children lost their lives, nearby Catholic institutions are joining the effort to aid the stricken Malone family, who have ties to the Catholic Church.

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Pope baptizes babies born in Italian earthquake zone

In a gesture of closeness to those who lost loved ones and homes following several devastating earthquakes, Pope Francis baptized 13 babies from central Italy.

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Pope Francis greets the crowd outside the church after celebrating Mass at the parish of St. Mary in the Setteville neighborhood of Rome Jan. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PARISH-SETTEVILLE Jan. 15, 2017.

Christian witness requires action, pope says during parish visit

Being a real Christian does not mean being a saint, but giving witness to Jesus in word and, especially, deed, Pope Francis told members of a parish on the eastern edge of Rome.

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New embassy a sign of pope’s love for Palestine, President Abbas says

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pope Francis for his support of the country's new embassy to the Holy See.

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Catholic News Service

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks Jan. 11 during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City. (CNS photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters)

Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

Catholic panelists gathered to discuss "Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump" said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign -- and even before he was a candidate.

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A sign stands on a private property near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Jacumba, Calif. Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the U.S. Catholic bishops remain hopeful that  an immigration reform bill will pass. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Bishops still have hope Congress will pass immigration reform

Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president in Donald Trump, the U.S. Catholic bishops remain hopeful that Congress will pass an immigration reform bill.

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