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Newtown Clergy Offer Support For Town’s Healing

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Clergy from across Newtown marked the passing of two weeks since the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school with an interfaith vigil focused on the healing process.

Religious leaders gathered with a few dozen others at a wind-swept soccer field Friday morning to offer words of support for the community.

Pastor Jack Tanner of the Newtown Christian Church said faith leaders are standing with the town as it begins a long healing process.

The vigil included representatives from Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Congregational, Buddhist, Muslim and other places of worship.

A 20-year-old gunman shot his way into the school on Dec. 14 and killed 20 first-grade students and six adult staff members. He also killed his mother before going on the rampage at Sandy Hook and then committing suicide.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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