DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Catholic church in a Boston suburb is using its traditional Nativity scene to call attention to gun violence.

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The display in front of St. Susanna's Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts depicts the birth of Jesus, but lining the walls around Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are hand-painted signs listing the country's deadliest mass shootings and the number of people killed at each.

The list references 16 massacres including those in Columbine, Colorado; Newtown, Connecticut; Orlando, Florida, Virginia Tech, Charleston, South Carolina; Sutherland Springs, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.

A banner overhead quotes from the Gospel of Luke: "If only you knew the things that make for Peace." The church said in its bulletin this week that the list serves as a "sobering reminder" to continue to work for peace.

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