Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders
Shown here is the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church near the World Trade Center, before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (Herman Krieger/Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America)
Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials had killed a deal to relocate the church.
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship.
Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they've been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church -- telling Fox News the deal is off the table.
Let me get this straight, the church was destroyed by falling WTC tower but won't be rebuilt because of the controversy over the Ground Zero Mosque? WTF kind of reasoning is that? Those weren't Greeks
who flew planes into the WTC Towers.
This is getting beyond ridiculous, this is feckin outrageous!
Thanks to Son of Liberty
Posted by: Stable Hand
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