WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cardinal Donald Wuerl says "love alone can bring consolation and healing" from Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people dead, including the gunman.
Washington's Roman Catholic archbishop conducted a special Mass for healing and consolation at St. Matthew's Cathedral.
Wuerl said the sudden and unexpected deaths at a massive military office building are a reminder "that we know not the day, nor the hour of death's visitation." He prayed for God's mercy on the victims and that their families will find comfort and hope.
Wuerl also prayed "for a greater healing, a healing that touches what is wounded and broken in our world."