Worship leaders Darlene Zschech and Don Moean together with Andrea Bocelli will appear at the Vatican at an event hosted by the Pope. The event is set to pray for the persecuted Christians all over the world. On July 3, 2015, Pope Francis will host the "Voices in Prayer" event in Rome, Italy at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.
The event is organized by "Renewal in the Holy Spirit," a charismatic group within the Catholic church. The gathering is historic, as it is the first time an ecumenical event is being held in St. Peter's Square.
"It is an honor to join my friend Darlene Zschech, along with Andrea Bocelli and Pope Francis as we come together in St. Peter's Square for the "Voices in Prayer" event," states Moen. "This ecumenical event brings Protestants, Catholics, and Jews together as we pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being martyred and persecuted all over the world today. Although there are many denominational differences throughout the church worldwide, I have seen firsthand how coming together in worship and prayer promotes unity. Join me as we pray for those who are being jailed, beaten, and killed for professing their belief in Jesus Christ."
Darlene Zschech is the writer of the iconic worship song "Shout to the Lord." For many years, she is the face and main vocalist for Hillsong Worship where she has written and led worship on many songs such as "High and Lifted Up," "Worthy is the Lamb," "Cry of the Broken" and "Blessed." Don Moen is also a worship veteran who was instrumental in producing many titles in Integrity Music's "Hosanna Series" as well as launching the careers of Hillsong Worship, Darlene Zschech, Ron Kenoly, Israel Houghton and many others.