Six faith leaders including the archbishop of New York and the Christian evangelist Franklin Graham will take part in Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s swearing-in ceremony, the president-elect’s inaugural committee said Wednesday.
In addition to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and pastor Paula White, who had advised Trump on spiritual issues, will deliver readings and the invocation.
Delivering the benediction and offering more readings at the swearing-in will be Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and president of the charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse; Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, whose Detroit black church Trump visited this fall while campaigning.
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