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“We believe that we are one of the most united cities in America,” said one Fresno pastor during a prayer walk to the shooting sites of Tuesday’s deadly rampage. Earlier in the day, former Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin asked the community to support Catholic Charities and announced a large donation from the Central Valley Community Foundation.
“The darkness that some of us have come here feeling – it might not be a tomb, it might be a womb,” said Jameson White of Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ. Christians in the central San Joaquin Valley celebrated Easter and their belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday in a number of different ways.
“We pray, even for the terrorists.” Coptic priests in the Valley say more needs to be done by faith leaders to stop violence in the wake of Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt. Around 40 Egyptian American families attend Fresno’s Coptic church.
Around 400 took part in St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church’s Stations of the Cross procession, over several blocks surrounding the church, depicting Christ’s last moments, of carrying the cross to his crucifixion.