Biden invites congressional leaders to pray before inauguration

US President-elect Joe Biden has invited top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to a bipartisan prayer session at church early tomorrow hours before his inauguration, people familiar with the plans said.

Two weeks after an unprecedented violent assault on the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, and with the nation bitterly divided politically, Biden intends to attend services at St Matthews Cathedral in Washington with the top four leaders in Congress.