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‘This Place Where Violence Occurred, We Are Reclaiming as a Place of Peace’

Clockwise from top left: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone conducts a prayer service where the rampage took place; the funeral Mass for victim Marciano Martinez Jimenez is underway Feb. 9 at Our Lady of the Pillar Church in Half Moon Bay, California; Archbishop Cordileone sprinkles holy water at the scene of the mass shooting. The casket of Jimenez is seen during his Mass of Christian burial.

After a mass shooting in California’s Half Moon Bay that left seven dead, the local Catholic church accompanies a grieving community.