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(UPDATE) President Obama to speak at interfaith service at South End cathedral in Boston, First Lady to attend

President Barack Obama will visit Boston's South End Thursday morning to attend an interfaith memorial service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to attend a Boston Marathon bombing memorial service on Thursday. (Credit: Reuters) President Barack Obama is expected to attend a Boston Marathon bombing memorial service Thursday.
Credit: Reuters

President Barack Obama will visit Boston's South End Thursday morning to speak at an interfaith memorial service at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama.

The service is meant to honor the victims of Monday's brutal Boston Marathon bombings, which Obama has described as an act of terror.

Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino first announced Obama's visit during a media briefing Tuesday afternoon.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said he did not know yet whether Obama would visit any of the injured victims or tour the bombing site while in Boston.

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