Philadelphians embrace faith after synagogue shooting: ‘When you’re in your own church you don’t feel unsafe …’

October 28, 2018 GMT

By Staff

While on the opposite end of the state the names of the 11 people killed in the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue were announced Sunday morning, Catholics attending Mass at the Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia prayed for them and their families.

After the 9:30 a.m. service ended, several of the nearly 200 in attendance said they had been horrified to learn Saturday that a gunman shouting anti-Semitic slurs had fired upon congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue, but they also said their faith made them unafraid in their own house of worship.

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