Accord reached on Orthodox church at 9/11 site
October 14, 2011
In New York, the Port Authority has struck a deal with the Greek Orthodox Church to rebuild a church that was destroyed when the World Trade Center towers collapsed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
The agreement comes after years of contentious negotiations, and will end a lawsuit brought by Orthodox leaders. The agreement will allow for the construction of a church considerably larger than the original, including an inter-religious place of prayer for the victims of the 9/11 attack.
"We will again light many candles in the new St. Nicholas Church and remember those who were lost to us, and those heroes who so nobly sacrificed their lives," said Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios.
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