San Bernardino, Calif., Dec 9, 2015 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders offered prayers and comfort at an interreligious gathering in San Bernardino on Monday in the aftermath of the mass shooting there last week. “We know that we cannot go back to the way things were before this tragedy occurred,” Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino said Dec. 7. “We cannot go back. We can’t forget. Yet we pray. And we seek healing and strength.” “We want what is good for our community. We do not want evil to win over our hearts, our pain to paralyze our future,” he said. “We do not want our hearts to turn against any person, any race, any religion.” The bishop was one of several speakers at an interreligious prayer vigil at San Bernardino’s Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral. The gathering aimed to comfort friends and families of the victims, first responders, and other civic leaders affected by the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 at a health care center in San Bernardino.