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By Catholic News Service  BOSTON (CNS) — The first name released of someone killed in the April 15 explosions at the Boston Marathon was that of 8-year-old Martin Richard, whose picture in newspapers showed him grinning broadly, apparently at his first Communion. Two bombs that exploded near the end of

Boston Marathon runner leaves flowers on doorstep of home of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in blast
By Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis responded to the bombings in Boston by invoking peace for the souls of the departed, consolation for the suffering and strength for emergency and medical personnel. In a message sent to Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

CARDINAL O'MALLEY CELEBRATES MASS AT BOSTON PASTORAL CENTER
Staff Report Just days after the Archdiocese of Boston celebrated the good news of hearing that Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley was named as one of eight close advisers to Pope Francis, tragedy struck in the form of a pair of bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. A CNN report

WORSHIPPERS FILL BOSTON CATHEDRAL DUING BICENTENNIAL MASS
Staff Report A pair of explosions detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday around the four-hour mark of the race. Several news agencies reported a third explosion at Boston’s JFK library, but it was unknown if the blasts were related. Catholic Online reported that at least two