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Metro Detroit priest calls for national day of prayer and fasting to unite country

Depending on the experts you listen to, the articles you read or the cable channel you watch for your national news, America appears divided. The protesting, the coronavirus, the election – take your pick; it’s pretty ugly.

However, a Catholic priest is reaching back to something President Abraham Lincoln used during the Civil War to try to unite the country.

In 2020, there’s division erupting from politics, police brutality and COVID-19, so Father John Riccardo, a Catholic priest and former pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, he wants to unite the country with a national day of prayer and fasting. Riccardo is currently the executive director of Acts XXIX.

“The call behind the day of prayer and fasting isn’t to pray for the conversion of their heart… no, it’s right here. It’s my heart,” Fr. Riccardo said.

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