Cardinal Timothy Dolan addresses "tensions and divisions" in New York during Christmas Eve Mass

NEW YORK (WITI) -- Catholic faithful turned out for the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were among those in attendance for the packed Mass.

Cardinal Dolan noted their attendance and the violence we've seen recently in New York after a grand jury decided New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo wouldn't be indicted in Eric Garner's death.

Garner died after Pantaleo put him in a grappling hold many have described as a chokehold. The use of chokeholds is a violation of NYPD policy.

Medical examiners concluded that Garner was killed by "compression of neck (chokehold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police," though no damage to his windpipe or neck bones was found. The medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide.

Garner was killed on July 17th.

"We want God. Might I suggest, that's the most fundamental prayer lodged deep in the human heart. I suppose that's why you're here Governor Cuomo. You ask God's grace as you begin your second term. I suppose that's why you're here Mayor DeBlasio, as we face tensions and divisions in our beloved city -- as you and so many other leaders try your best to invite us to dialogue, to listen instead of shouting, to work together instead of accusing."

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is serving as the 10th and current Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York.

He served as Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009.