Photo slideshow: Holy Week pilgrimage against gun violence

"We as Christians are not going to go away until we have a culture of peace and reconciliation," said Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, who presided at funerals for the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last year.

Hundreds of Episcopalians from Connecticut and Washington, DC held a Holy Week pilgrimage for gun control as they marked the Stations of the Cross between the White House and Capitol Hill on Monday, March 25.

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“We as Christians are not going to go away until we have a culture of peace and reconciliation,” said Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, who presided at funerals for the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last year.

Washington Bishop Marianne Budde said the bishops were “disappointed” that Congress appears unwilling to go much beyond strengthened background checks for gun buyers, but “there’s not just one solution,” she said. “There are different paths and solutions to take … so we’re anxious to support what’s possible.”

RNS photos by Kevin Eckstrom.