US President Joe Biden will be a regular churchgoer during his time in the White House, his press secretary has said.
Responding to a question about whether Biden, a committed Catholic, still plans to mass every weekend, press secretary Jen Psaki responded:
"His faith is certainly quite important to him...I would expect that he continues to attend church very regularly."
In response to an additional question about what particular church Biden will choose to attend, Psaki said simply: "He has not selected a church yet."
Biden spoke openly about his faith throughout his presidential campaign and made several theological references during his inauguration speech.
At one point, he quoted Saint Augustine: "Many centuries ago, St Augustine - the saint of my church - wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love," he said. "Defined by the common objects of their love. What are the common objects we as Americans love, that define us as Americans? I think we know. Opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honour, and yes, the truth."
Biden also spoke directly from scripture, quoting Psalm 30:5:
"I promise this, as the Bible says, 'Weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh in the morning'. We will get through this together. Together," he said.
During his first appearance in a newly remodelled Oval Office, a picture of Biden and the Pope was spotted on the table behind the Resolute Desk.