Tom Gjelten Tom Gjelten covers issues of religion, faith, and belief for NPR News.

President Trump is welcomed by the prefect of the papal household Georg Gaenswein as he arrives at the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

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Trump Takes Religion Tour On First International Trip

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Trump Will Meet Pope Francis At Apostolic Palace During Vatican Visit

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The sun sets over the old Saudi palace on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh. President Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel and the Vatican, starting Friday. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Wading Into Murky Waters, Trump Trip To Advocate Religious Unity

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Facing Global Persecution, Christian Leaders Urge U.S. For More Protection

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Trump Issues Executive Order Designed To Protect Religious Freedom

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Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Plan, Trump Eases Religious Group Restrictions

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Pedestrians walk past St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The number of Americans who list their church affiliation as "none" has certainly increased, but more than 70 percent still identify generally as Christian. Marianne O'Leary/Flickr hide caption

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Why Religion Is More Durable Than Commonly Thought In Modern Society

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A third-grader reads from the Quran. Neha Rashid /NPR hide caption

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This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

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Amy Clayton teaches a fifth-grade history class at St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md. The school, which almost closed eight years ago, has experienced growth over the past few years, largely due to an influx of Catholic families who were drawn to Hyattsville by a desire to live among others who share their values. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Catholics Build 'Intentional' Community Of Like-Minded Believers

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Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (center), of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Northern Virginia, speaks alongside other leaders of the Muslim community during a December 2015 news conference in Washington, D.C., about growing "Islamophobia" in the United States. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

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Protesters and LGBT activists rally outside Trump International Hotel this month in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash

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Philadelphia Cemetery Vandalized In Wave Of Anti-Semitic Attacks

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Refugee Agency World Relief Lays Off Workers In Response To Trump

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