Greek Church Sues Over Unrestored 9-11 Church

February 15, 2011

On February 14, 2011, St. Nicholas Church and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America filed a lawsuit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in order to foster the rebuilding at Ground Zero:

The Parish and the Archdiocese would have preferred to rebuild the Church without litigation.  However, they have been unable to do so since the Port Authority renounced a long-standing agreement with the Church to rebuild at Ground Zero, seized the Church’s land, barred the Church from access to it, and has refused to talk or meet with the Church or the Archdiocese. This legal action has been taken not only as a last resort to restore the property and rebuilding rights of St. Nicholas Church, but also to fulfill the common vision of civil and church authorities that the Church be rebuilt as a place of prayer and meditation at Ground Zero for all people.

Read the full article here, and a related NY article and video here.

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