September 12, 2011. (Romereports.com)
During his Sunday Angelus, delivered from the coastal town of Ancona, the pope remembered the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Benedict XVI“Today, our thoughts also go to September 11 ten years ago. In entrusting the victims of the terrorist attacks on that day and their families to the Lord of Life, I invite the leaders of nations and men of good will to always refuse violence as the solution to problems, to resist the temptation toward hatred and to work in society, inspired by the principles of solidarity, justice and peace.”
In remembrance of September 11th, the pope also wrote a letter to the Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan.
In the letter, the pope remembered what he called “the brutal assault on the twin towers of the World Trade Center.” Also saying that “it must be unequivocally stated that no circumstances can ever justify acts of terrorism.”
The pope had flown to the town of Ancona to celebrate the conclusion of the 25th Italian National Eucharistic Congress.