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Mass to be held Sunday in N.H. to remember James Foley

James Foley visited students at a Framingham school in 2011.
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James Foley visited students at a Framingham school in 2011.

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A mass in remembrance of journalist James Foley has been scheduled for Sunday in Rochester, New Hampshire.

The Foley family said a Holy Mass of ‘‘Healing, Hope and for Peace’’ is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on 189 North Main St.

A memorial Mass will be held at the church for Foley on Oct. 18, on what would have been his 41st birthday.

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Foley was abducted in 2012 and held for nearly two years. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq.