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Religious leaders hold interfaith vigil in Greenwich Village for Orlando shooting victims

Posted at 11:07 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 23:06:18-04

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — Dozens of religious leaders gathered Sunday night to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre that left 50 people dead and 53 injured.

Members of the Mayor's Clergy Advisory Council held an interfaith vigil in front of Judson Memorial Church across from Washington Square Park.

The event was filled with songs and praise of the LGBT community. The strongest message of the evening was to not live in fear.

"We have to be strong," said one vigil attendant. "Fifty people are now gone, we owe it to them to be better people and have a greater understanding of each other."

City Hall was lit in rainbow colors to stand in solidarity with the victims.