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President Donald Trump has already begun to set records from the first day he took office.
His inaugural ceremony had the largest number of clergy (six) to offer prayers at a presidential inauguration.
The history of prayers at inaugurations began in 1933 with Franklin D. Roosevelt. The truth may be that we do not remember what they said, let alone what the presidents said in their inaugural addresses. But the clergy’s presence demonstrates the importance of religion in national public events. The diversity of clergy from Catholic and Episcopal priests to Presbyterian ministers of all denominations and rabbis represent an acknowledgment of our nation’s pluralistic religious make-up.
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