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Archbishiop Salvatore Cordileone Holds Prayer Vigil for Murder Victim Cameron Myers

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The archbishop of San Francisco attended a prayer vigil today for a 20-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in the city’s Hunters Point neighborhood last week. Archbishiop Salvatore Cordileone this morning joined other members of the archdiocese who regularly hold vigils for murder victims in San Francisco.

The latest victim was Cameron Myers, who was killed early last Wednesday near Innes Avenue and Aurelius Walker Drive, police said. Cordileone and about a dozen others prayed and sang for Myers and his family. “These moments of sadness, of mourning and of outrage are times when we just need to be together in solidarity,” Cordileone said. He said the religious community can help young people resolve conflicts and “develop a sense of self-worth and virtue.”

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The Rev. Paul Gawlowski from the Bayview District-based St. Paul of the Shipwreck church said, “So many of our youth are lost due to hopelessness and violence.” Gawlowski said the neighborhood also loses “so much potential on the other end by people that overcome obstacles but then have to leave the community” because of a lack of jobs. Angela Alioto, former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was also at the

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