by JOE ROBERTS at dailycaller.com
Hundreds of Catholic gathered to pray for the nation Saturday in a Eucharistic procession in downtown Washington, D.C., passing the White House.
The procession was the first of its kind to be organized by the Catholic Information Center (CIC), a corporation of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, which began the day with a celebration of the Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. followed by the start of the procession at 10:15 a.m., according to the CIC event page. “We will then bring Christ’s Real Presence onto the streets of our downtown DC neighborhood,” it continued.
Fr. Charles Trullols, director of the CIC, claimed he was inspired by the Eucharistic processions of Pope St. John Paul II, which he witnessed for seven years in Rome, according to Our Sunday Visitor.
“It is with great joy that I announce the CIC’s first Eucharistic procession through the heart of downtown Washington,” said Fr. Charles Trullols in a statement, according to The Catholic Herald. “The CIC houses the closest tabernacle to the White House, and I have absolute faith in the many graces God will bestow onto our country when Christ’s real presence is carried through the streets of D.C. The procession will express our belief that Jesus is passing by and bestowing his love and help on all of us.”