Pope Francis will visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum as part of the pontiff’s first trip to America, becoming the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the United States, the Vatican confirmed today. On Sept. 25, Pope Francis will visit the 9/11 Memorial and, amid a grove of oak trees, pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the February 26, 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center. After seeing the Memorial, the Pope will lead a Multireligious Meeting for Peace inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where he will gather with local representatives of the world religions to give a common witness to peace. The program will include an address by the Pope, prayers and meditations from various religious

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