Skip to comments.What About the Ground Zero Church? Archdiocese Says Officials Abandoned Project
Posted on 08/17/2010 1:58:53 PM PDT by goldendays
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America accused New York officials on Tuesday of turning their backs on the reconstruction of the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, while the controversial mosque near Ground Zero moves forward.
The sidelined project is the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, a tiny, four-story building destroyed in 2001 when one of the World Trade Center towers fell on top of it.
Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has for the past decade been trying to rebuild its house of worship. While the mosque project cleared red tape earlier this month, negotiations between government officials and the church stalled last year -- and have stayed that way.
Though the particulars of the two projects are completely different and on the surface unrelated, the church and its supporters see a disconnect in the way the proposals have been handled. An archdiocese official said Tuesday that the situation has created "consternation" for those still struggling to jump-start talks over the church. "We have people that are saying, why isn't our church being rebuilt and why is there ... such concern for people of the mosque?"
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There was another segment too, but I can't find it now.
From Aug. 2
Thanks for the links. Hopefully this is getting out via the Greek-American community and the orthodox churches as well as Fox. It smells to high heaven that a mosque would be built when a church cannot be RE-built.
Fr. Arey was just on (7:30 a.m.) Fox and Friends talking about the rebuilding of St. Nicholas. Steve requested people e-mail in to say what they think of St. Nicholas’ being denied to rebuild on their own property.
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