Warithud-Deen Mohammed II, attended the Liturgy of the Word with Rite of Reception for Archbishop Blase J. Cupich. The ceremony included the knock on the Cathedral's front doors by Archbishop Cupich.
The Archbishop was welcomed into the Cathedral where he received the Archdiocesan stole and greeted civic, ecumenical, interreligious and official Archdiocesan representatives. Ecumenical guests included representatives from the Assyrian Church of East, Orthodox Churches, Polish National Catholic Church, as well as the Anglican and Protestant communities.
In addition, religious leaders representing the Jewish, Muslim and Interreligious communities took part in the evening celebration. Prior to the service, there was a procession of representatives from numerous ethnic communities and Archdiocesan parishes.
Civic leaders participating include Governor Patrick Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle and Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Garry McCarthy.