PRESIDENT OBAMA HOSTS AN EASTER PRAYER BREAKFAST | MARCH 30, 2016
President Obama is hosting his last annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House on Wednesday, where he will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Christian leaders from around the U.S.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were nostalgic as they hosted their final Easter prayer breakfast at the White House Wednesday morning, an event they also used to offer prayers for victims of recent terrorist attacks.
"Around the world we have seen horrific acts of terrorism, most recently Brussels, as well as what happened in Pakistan," Obama said. "Innocent families, mostly women and children, Christians and Muslims. So our prayers are with the victims, their families, the survivors of these cowardly attacks."
"This is one of our favorite events and it's an honor to be with so many faith leaders and lay faithful for one last time," Biden told the gathering. "It's been an honor."
Obama thanked the audience for its support of him and his family.
"It's a little bittersweet, my final Easter prayer breakfast as president, so I want to begin by thanking all of you for all of your prayers over the years; I know they have kept us going," Obama said, calling the annual Easter event a "cherished tradition."
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