Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pope Will Visit Ground Zero, Manhattan

Pope to visit Ground Zero in New York, by Martin Barillas. Spero News. November 13, 2007:

Archbishop Pietro Sambi - the Holy See's ambassador to the United States - announced that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Ground Zero in New York City on April 20, 2008, the site where thousands died in the World Trade Center in 2001. In the place where the Twin Towers once stood, Archbishop Sambi said that the pope "will show his solidarity with those who have died, their families and all those who seek peace and wish an end to violence." Archbishop Sambi expressed his hope that the pope's visit will bring "a new light, a new Pentecost to the Church in the United States". This stop on his five-day tour of the United States will be followed by an outdoor Mass at Yankee Stadium.