Catholic Courier

Posted: June 11, 2012

Last Updated: June 25, 2012

Silent procession for religious freedom held

On June 8 roughly 200 people of different faith traditions gathered outside St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua and marched silently to the nearby Ontario County Courthouse as part of the national "Stand Up for Religious Freedom" effort. Participants broke their silence briefly to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the courthouse.

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Deacon Gregory Kiley holds a crucifix.
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A sign welcomes people outside St. Mary's Church.
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Participants line up outside the Ontario County Courthouse.
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Paul Cronquist, 5, carries a crucifix during the march.
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Marchers holds signs outside the courthouse.
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Matthew Bohrer, 8, hands out flags before the march.
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Marchers pass in front of the courthouse.
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Participants pause on the sidewalk outside the courthouse.
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