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Public Domain: President Donald J. Trump meets with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House.(Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

By Daniel Villarreal, NewsWeek, July 16, 2020

In a press conference on Thursday, Louisiana’s Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards called for three days of fasting and praying during lunchtime from July 20 to 22.

“I know it’s a little bit unusual,” Edwards said. “This will be a spiritual diet and exercise that I as a Catholic Christian believe is very important anyway.”

He said the prayers are intended for the people of Louisiana, the sick, caretakers and the families of those who have passed on. The idea arose from a telephone conference he had last week with religious leaders from across the state of Louisiana—Edwards said he hosts such a call every three weeks. …

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