shooting victim, church Rector, St Peters Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal Diocese of Maryland is offering forgiveness and a funeral service for a homeless man who killed himself after fatally shooting a priest and church secretary last week.

Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton and an academic expert on forgiveness likened the diocese’s attitude to that of the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pa., that forgave the man who fatally shot five school girls there in 2006.

(READ the AP story in Baltimore Sun)

Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn, 62 – Diocese photo

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