Fr Chris presides at L.A. County mass burial ceremony

Rev. Chris Ponnet, Director, Department of Spiritual Care Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, right, sprinkles rose petals during a memorial service at a mass burial site for the 2009 unclaimed persons at the at the County Crematory and Cemetery in Boyle Heights district in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Ceremony marks mass burial of 1,656 in Los Angeles County, from The Los Angeles Times