Aquino leads national interfaith assembly

Aquino leads national interfaith assembly

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the National Day of Prayer dubbed “One Nation in Prayer,” to be held in Malacañang grounds in remembrance of the thousands of lives lost to disasters in 2013, more importantly to thank the Almighty for the nation’s strength and resilience, and to seek divine guidance as the country moves forward to rebuild the affected communities.

Among those are expected to grace the interfaith assembly are representatives of the affected communities of the Zamboanga standoff, the Bohol earthquake, and super-typhoon “Yolanda.”

Religious leaders who were invited include Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Imam Ebra Moxsir of the Imam Council of the Philippines, Commissioner Zenaida Pawid of the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples, Isaias Samson of Iglesia ni Cristo and a representative of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.

Also invited to join the prayer are leaders and members of Congress, government officials and representatives of civil society and various faith groups, said Coloma.

Malacañang also exhorted Filipinos of all faiths and persuasions to observe the National Day of Prayer.