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New York Orthodox parish sues for right to rebuild church at Ground Zero

Catholic World News - February 15, 2011

A Greek Orthodox parish in New York has brought suit against the Port Authority, charging that it has been blocked from rebuilding a church that was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack.

St. Nicholas parish had sought permission to rebuild the church near Ground Zero, and charged that the Port Authority agreed to that plan, but later reneged on the agreement. "This case arises out of the arrogance, bad faith, and fraudulent conduct of the Port Authority, as agent for all of the agencies, in preventing St. Nicholas from rebuilding its church at Ground Zero after it was crushed by a falling tower," the parish charged. Port Authority officials say that the parish had continually raised its demands for public financing, until finally the agency was forced to back out of the agreement.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Feb. 15, 2011 8:37 PM ET USA

    And what of the public funding requested for the so-called Ground Zero mosque? It would be unjust to provide funding for the latter while denying it for the former, which has the prior claim as a pre-existing structure.

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