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Clergy, congregants give solace to shaken

A boy in a back pew stared stoically ahead through most of the Sunday Mass at St. Ann’s Parish in Dorchester, where the family of the 8-year-old killed in the Boston Marathon bombings attends church.

But after Communion, his shoulders began to shake. He bowed his head and slowly brushed a tear from his eye, as if hoping no one would see. Without a word, an elderly woman a few feet away slipped him a packet of tissues.

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