Archbishop Daniel Participates in a National Conference Call with President of the United States of America and Faith Leaders Regarding the COVID-19 Response
Archbishop Daniel Participates in a National Conference Call with President of the United States of America and Faith Leaders Regarding the COVID-19 Response

Upon the invitation of the Office of the President of the United States of America, over 100,000 religious leaders from across the country participated in the teleconference with the 45th President of the United States of America Donald Trump.

His Eminence Archbishop Daniel represented Metropolitan Antony, clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at the virtual meeting with the US President.

President Trump opened the meeting with his introductory remarks, reflecting upon the upcoming season of religious Holy Days, thanking the religious leaders of the United States of America for their cooperation in saving lives of Americans across the country and the globe. Mr. Trump also reiterated to the participants of the meeting that the PayCheck Protection Program Plan is also available to Faith communities and over 200,000 applications have been submitted already, and about 250 billion US dollars in aid is available and offered to small businesses.

Listening to the voice of the religious leaders of various Faiths backgrounds, President Trump offered gratitude to all religious communities, stating that “…Faith inspires us to care for the vulnerable...” The President also thanked students of religious communities for taking initiative and offering free delivery of food to those that are in need of physical assistance.  Mr. Trump concluded his formal remarks with the statement that “…Americans believe in the power of prayer...”

Following the formal remarks of the President, the Vice-President of the United States of America Michael Pence addressed the attendees of the teleconference, stating that as people of the United States of America - “…We are a nation of Faith!”

The meeting concluded with several prayers offered by the religious leaders in attendance of the meeting.

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