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Obama Picks D.C. Episcopal Priest to Deliver Inauguration Benediction

posted on January 18, 2013

President Obama has chosen the Rev. Luis Léon, the pastor of a church neighboring the White House, to deliver the closing prayer at Monday’s inauguration, report Lisa Desjardins and Eric Marrapodi at CNN. The announcement comes a week after the controversial pick, and subsequent resignation, of the Rev. Louie Giglio to deliver the benediction. On his potential remarks, Léon said, “ [W]hen we’re asking a blessing for this country, I think we’re asking God to lift us up, to lift up what’s good in us. To remind us of what’s good in us and remind us to do what’s proper, what’s the good, the right thing for the country.”

Read at CNN