Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 26, 2016 / 09:01 am
As Democratic Party leaders met to choose a presidential nominee and party platform, Philadelphia's Catholic basilica hosted an interreligious prayer service for the United States.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul hosted the July 25 prayer service. Father G. Dennis Gill, the cathedral's rector, presided and gave a homily.
"This was an invitation for people of all faiths to come together and pray, trusting in God to help our culture. We need to walk in that faith," Fr. Gill told Catholic Philly.
The prayer service was sponsored by the Philadelphia Liturgical Institute, an ecumenical foundation focused on Christian worship. Dr. Russell Mitman, a United Church of Christ pastor chief officer of the institute, convened the event.