mercoledì 3 novembre 2021

Stati Uniti
Orthodox patriarch blesses shrine near 9/11 memorial

(Peter Smith, AP)
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople leads the official door-opening ceremony of lower Manhattan's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. The old St. Nicholas church was the only house of worship destroyed during the 9/11 attacks when it was crushed beneath the falling south tower. The spiritual leader of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians gave his formal blessing Tuesday to an ornate shrine that will replace a small parish church destroyed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, nearing the completion of a 12-day U.S. visit from his home base in Turkey, (...)