"O God of Love…" – On 9/11, One Prayer… From Two Popes

Posted September 11, 2017 3:24 pm by Editor

"O God of Love…" – On 9/11, One Prayer… From Two Popes

In the annals of the modern papacy, it is essentially unheard of for the same non-liturgical text to be employed by successive Bishops of Rome.There is, however, one exception – and it’s rooted in the memory of this very morning.To mark this 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, per custom here for the day, here again the Prayer at Ground Zero first used by Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 visit to the site……the moment then reincarnated in turn two years ago this month by Pope Francis at an interfaith service during his own pilgrimage to the newly-built memorial:O God of

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