Boston Archdiocese Holds Outdoor Mass Against Racism

CASTLE ISLAND, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Crowds gathered on Castle Island on Saturday to hear the Archdiocese of Boston hold a Mass against racial injustice.

"The death of George Floyd has shaken many of us from our complacency and our complicity," said Cardinal O'Malley. "We need to show the world and each other that we are truly committed to justice."

Elected officials, local faith leaders, and hundreds of community members were in attendance on Saturday morning, praying six feet apart from each other while wearing masks.

Among those in the crowd were former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Rep. Stephen Lynch, Boston City Councillor Ed Flynn, and Rep. Liz Miranda.

"At a time like this, for the community to come together, to pray, to be together, to have representatives from different parts of the city, we think this is a very important gesture," said O'Malley. "To try and build a sense of solidarity and community, those are going to be the best antidotes against racism."

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