Document: Words of Solidarity After Attack on New York

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 1, 2001 ( Here is a translation of the words by the president-delegate on duty today at the Synod of Bishops regarding the Sept. 11 attack on New York.

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In giving the floor to Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, I would like to reassure him, in the names of all present, that we are close to those in these days of terrible tragedy.

We still have before us the pictures of the Twin towers that fell after the gigantic terrorist attack and we know that the Archbishop of New York ran immediately to the two Towers to give comfort and to participate, also risking to be hit when they fell.

To him and his Archdiocese we assure all of our closeness and solidarity. [Original text: Italian]

Zenit - The World Seen From Rome
1. oktober 2001

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