New York cardinal to participate in Trump inauguration

By Rhina Guidos

WASHINGTON (CNS) — New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will
take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

“I am honored to have been asked to offer a reading from
Scripture at the upcoming presidential inauguration, and look forward to asking
almighty God to inspire and guide our new president and to continue to bless
our great nation,” Cardinal Dolan said in an email to Catholic News Service.

Trump, a lifelong New Yorker, will be sworn in as the 45th
president of the United States Jan. 20.

According to the president-elect’s inaugural
committee, other faith leaders who are scheduled to be present include the Rev. Samuel
Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Paula
White of New Destiny Christian Center; Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of
the Simon Wiesenthal Center; the Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great
Faith Ministries International.

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