President-elect Donald Trump must have been saying his prayers on election night, when the political neophyte convincingly won the Catholic vote after having trailed in the crucial demographic for nearly the entire campaign.

Exit polls show that Catholics backed the Republican nominee over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, 52 percent to 45 percent. Surveys leading up to the election indicated the faith group was shunning the New York real estate developer in droves.

Jay Richards, executive editor of the conservative Christian news website The Stream, said he monitored Catholic opinion up until Election Day and noticed a massive shift at the last minute.

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