Family, friends hold mass for journalist killed by IS
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:20
A special church service is held for James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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A solemn service for a journalist known for his commitment to his friends and the stories he covered.
Family and friends gathered in New Hampshire for a memorial mass in honor of James Foley.
Foley was killed earlier this week by Islamic State militants in Iraq.
He had been kidnapped in Syria in 2012.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BISHOP PETER LIBASCI
"I wish to extend to you in the name of all people with good will, our deepest sympathy, our continued prayer and our pledge to keep the witness of James' life as a personal call to faith, courage and love."
Foley's parents, John and Diane, have called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by IS.
The execution, which was shown in a video online, prompted widespread outrage in the West.
The Committee to Protect Journalists estimates that about 20 journalists are missing in Syria.
Many are believed to be held by IS.
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