Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2019 / 11:00 am
On the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Catholic leaders in the United States has spoken in honor of those who lost their lives, and praised the country's resolve and unity.
"This is my eleventh 9/11 as Archbishop of New York," said Cardinal Timothy Dolan in a video released Wednesday morning.
"And when I first came, I went down to Barkly Street, to St. Peter's Parish, which was one of the sites where people were tended to, and where the bodies and the wounded were brought. And the pastor there said to me, 'We're going to rise up. We're going to see that love conquers hate, and that good conquers evil.' And boy that spirit of resilience, that spirit of rebuilding and restoration and renewal--that now, I think, characterizes our 9/11."
The Archdiocese of New York released a statement via Twitter, offering prayers for the souls and families of those lost eighteen years ago.