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Boston services held to honor victims, responders

3:40 PM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON (AP) - Boston-area residents are coming together in prayer and reflection after a tumultuous week that began with the bombings at the marathon.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley said during a Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross that it was difficult to understand what was going through the suspects' minds or "what demons were operating."

Photographs of the three people who died in Monday's explosions and a police officer who was fatally shot days afterward sat on an altar, their faces illuminated by glowing white pillar candles.

Also Sunday, a Boston synagogue opened its doors to worshippers from Trinity Episcopal Church, which sits in the shadow of the marathon finish line and remains closed.

An interfaith service was also held Sunday near the finish line.


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