Boston, Mass., Apr 16, 2013 / 14:14 pm
The young Catholic boy killed when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is being remembered by his family and educators for his kindness and enthusiasm.
Russ Wilson, regional director of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester, which 8-year-old Martin Richard attended, told CNA that the child had received his First Communion in May 2012.
Wilson described the Richards as a wonderful and active family in the school community.
Martin was killed on the afternoon of April 15 in Boston, when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the city's annual marathon, which generally attracts some 20,000 participants and 500,000 spectators.