The Huffington Post asks, “will you pray for the bombing suspect?” Over 50% of people (as of Saturday morning) say yes:
…. prayers of another kind also poured out online: those for Tsarnaev. The teenager had been on the run since he and his brother killed a Massachusetts Information of Technology police officer and wounded a Boston transit officer Thursday night, authorities said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught hiding in a boat behind a house in Watertown, west of Boston. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed during Thursday’s shootout.
“A wise young lady just reminded me that as we pray for everyone in Boston, we must pray for this 19 year old too…because we’re Catholic,” tweeted the Rev. Manny Alvarez, a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, shortly after the arrest.
“We also need to remember to pray for the suspect, because we are Catholic. He is also a child of God, after all,” said the editors of news website CatholicaOmnia on their Twitter account.
Will your church pray for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Will you?