President Obama attends church on Easter with family


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WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama and his family attended a church service on Easter at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is across the street from the White House.

“Happy Easter, everybody,” he said while walking to the service with first lady Michelle Obama and the couple’s two daughters.

The sermon was delivered by The Rev. Luis Leon, whom Obama tapped in January to deliver the benediction at his second inauguration after controversy forced his first pick for that slot to step aside.

St. John’s is known informally as “the church of the presidents” and has a pew dedicated for the president.

Obama spent Saturday on the golf course at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and later attended the NCAA basketball matchup between Syracuse and Marquette in the “Elite Eight” round of the March Madness tournament.

By CNN Political Unit. CNN’s Gregory Wallace contributed to this report

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