WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, at the invitation of President Donald J. Trump, attended today the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer Commemoration, held this year at the Rose Garden of the White House. The Annual National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday in May as it was established by an act of Congress and continues by Presidential Proclamation.

Present at the auspicious public event were the Vice President Mike Pence, many members of the cabinet and many religious leaders from across the country. The President signed an Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty, which can be read in its entirety here https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/04/presidential-executive-order-promoting-free-speech-and-religious-liberty

At the end of the public ceremony Archbishop Demetrios had the opportunity to exchange greetings with President Trump and Vice President Pence.

 

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