Stations of the Cross event remembers victims of gun violence in Jersey City

A special Stations of the Cross procession in New Jersey's second-largest city will remember victims of violence.

A special Stations of the Cross procession in New Jersey's second-largest city will remember victims of violence. (4/14/17)

A special Stations of the Cross procession was held in Jersey City Friday to remember victims of violence.

More than 100 people from 15 churches walked the streets and stopped at 14 sites where people were killed or injured by gun violence. They said that they prayed and sang songs to replace hate with home and love.

"What we do in Jersey City is where we mark the Stations of the Cross to where there were places of violence.  So we connect the story of 2,000 years ago to the violence that we see in our cities and communities today,” says Bishop Mark Beckwith, from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

The procession started at the spot where three teens were shot and one was killed and ended where a father of eight was slain.

Christians observe the Stations of the Cross to commemorate Jesus’ walk to his crucifixion.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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