Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cuban-born Pastor Luis León Delivered Inauguration Prayer


The Rev. Luis Leon gave the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration Monday, praying that “with your blessing, we can see each other created in your image, a unit of God’s grace, unprecedented, irrepeatable (sic) and irreplaceable.”Read more at the Washington Post.
(Courtesy St. John’s Episcopal Church)
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected Episcopal minister Luis León to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's second Inaugural. Rev. León (who was born in Cuba and came to the U.S. as a child during the Operation Peter Pan, in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution) replaces Rev. Louie Giglio, who bowed out following controversy over an 1990s anti-gay sermon. Read more at the Huff-Post Latino Voices.
 

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