The Greek Orthodox church of Saint Nicholas, that had been destroyed completely by the collapse of the twin towers in Manhattan, on September 11, 2001, although it is still not included in the overall plan for the region's reconstruction, will be "built again, it will constitute a global symbol of prayers and will be open for all people."
Archbishop of America Demetrius, in statements to the ANA-MPA, says that "the final decision will be taken in the current year" and stresses that "there is no question of the church not being rebuilt."
Last February, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America had submitted a lawsuit against the relevant authority, the Port authority of New York and New Jersey, that had the responsibility for the development of the location, because its new director revised the initial decision and raised "various excuses" to prevent the building of the church, according to Demetrius.
Reffering to Sunday's 10th anniversary of September 11, he noted that "it marked finally and irrevocably life, not only here in New York, in America, but at global level."