Boston services offer healing from bombing-related violence - Apr 22nd, 2013 - National
— Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley says last week's bombing-connected violence that left a police officer, an 8-year-old boy and two young women dead "must not be the justification for prejudice against Muslims or against immigrants."
At the first Sunday Mass since the Boston Marathon blasts shattered the community and plunged it into days of chaos, O'Malley urged Roman Catholics to be "people of reconciliation, not revenge."
Two Muslim brothers from Russia are suspected in Monday's bombings. Their motive remains unclear. The older brother was killed during a getaway attempt; the younger brother was captured Friday night after a gunfight with police and remains in a hospital.
A Boston synagogue, Temple Israel, 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, where the bombs went off.
Officials say the surviving Boston marathon bombing suspect could be formally charged any day now.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaez remains hospitalized and unable to speak.
The state and city of Boston plan a moment of silence today at 2:50 p.m.