After shooting, Catholics in north Minneapolis hope to pave path to peace

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December 23, 2015

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda speaks at a news conference following the Dec. 18 filing of a settlement agreement between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. After the Nov. 15 shooting death of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a white police officer, Catholics in north Minneapolis hope to pave path to peace. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit) See SHOOTING-COMMUNITY Dec. 23, 2015.

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda speaks at a news conference following the Dec. 18 filing of a settlement agreement between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. After the Nov. 15 shooting death of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a white police officer, Catholics in north Minneapolis hope to pave path to peace. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — More than a month has passed since the November shooting death of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a white police officer.

While protesters, led by the group Black Lives Matter, have moved on from their encampment at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fourth Precinct, their questions and those of the larger community linger in north Minneapolis and beyond.

“It’s been tense. The demonstrations and protests at the Fourth Precinct have affected a lot of people,” said Father Dale Korogi, pastor of Ascension Church, located about a mile northwest of the Fourth Precinct and shooting site.

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