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Slain Journalist James Foley Remembered at NH Mass

The Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday is in Foley's hometown church, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Rochester



    Slain Journalist James Foley Remembered at Mass

    James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held in captivity for nearly two years, will be remembered Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in his hometown. (Published Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014)

    People came by the hundreds to honor the life of a hero Sunday in Rochester, New Hampshire.

    James Foley stood, worked and lived for love.

    "I'm proud of him, as the young man that he was," said Martha Piper, a friend of the Foley family.

    In the moments of prayer, friends and family gained comfort.

    Foley was kidnapped by ISIS militants two years ago, killed by captors in a video released last week, all as he worked for peace and those who knew him prayed for his release.

    As his parents have so often done, they showed courage Sunday at a time when their hearts are broken, giving thanks for prayers and support.

    "The prayers of so many people throughout the world will be their source of strength at times when they can't pray," said Piper.

    The Rochester community is forever changed by a man some never knew.

    "His confidence, his fearlessness, is just something to be honored," said Jon Arnold, who attended the service. "I'd love to live a life that resembles something like that someday."