Pope Francis to Address America at Together 2016
Together 2016, the national gathering on the Mall in Washington D.C. planning to gather 1 million people in unity this July has just announced that Pope Francis will be among the array of nationally recognized leaders at the event this summer. Pope Francis will address the millions of believers via video conference according to event organizers.
Nick Hall, Founder of PULSE, the organization responsible for this event stated in a press release yesterday,
"That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016."
Pope Francis will join over 40 leaders who are participating at this free historic gathering including Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson.
"The times call for this moment," said Nick Hall. "It is time to gather on a large scale and draw our attention back to where it really matters. Our hope and our help are found in Jesus, not in political leaders. We are going to come together, seek God, pray for our nation and pray for unity. Our goal is to gather as a unified front, seeking Jesus and change for our nation through prayer and worship."