The event was organized by "Renewal in the Holy Spirit," a charismatic group within the Catholic church. The gathering was historic, as it is the first time an ecumenical event was held in St. Peter's Square.
Prior to the event, Moen said, "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. 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."
The music and ministry of Don Moen has a global audience impacting millions of people. Along with the United States, his travels for concerts and seminars have taken him to Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras and many other locations.