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(ROCHESTER, N.H.) — Less than a week after grisly video circulated of James Foley’s murder at the hands of ISIS, the American journalist was fondly recalled Sunday at a remembrance mass in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Residents of Foley’s hometown attended the event, during which Bishop Peter A. Libasci asked everyone to pray for peace.

Foley’s parents, John and Diane Foley, were among the audience, along with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte.

The Foleys spoke to the congregation before the end of the service to thank them for their support.

Along with an online memorial, dubbed Remembering Jim, Foley’s family is collecting donations for a scholarship and fund in his honor.

Earlier, Gov. Hassan directed flags across New Hampshire to be lowered to half-staff to honor the journalist.

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