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Nick J. Mosby

Churches gather on Palm Sunday to bless Baltimore

Churches gather on Palm Sunday to bless Baltimore

For the past 13 years, the Rev. Allen F. Robinson has stood outside Baltimore's City Hall on Palm Sunday and asked God to protect the city he loves and the people who live and work in it.

Some years have been better for Baltimore than others. There have been times when evidence has seemed in short supply that Robinson's prayers were being heard.

Nonetheless on Sunday, Robinson stood with the leaders of more than half a dozen other churches, their congregants and several Baltimore leaders, including Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, to confer their 14th annual blessing on the city. They asked God to guide Baltimore's police officers, paramedics and firefighters, the unemployed, the...

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