NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When Pope Francis visits the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Friday, members of the 9/11 community will be joining him.
The pontiff will be holding a multifaith meeting for peace in Foundation Hall Friday at 11:30 a.m.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged For Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, when the first tower fell, EMT Dominic Heavey was lifted off the ground by a surging cloud of debris. He ended up under a truck.
“And I remember saying just anybody up there listening to me. I don’t care what God. What religion. Anybody at all just get me out of this,” he said.
Heavey is Catholic, but not religious. Yet he’s thrilled to have won tickets in the lottery system to attend the pope’s multi-religious service at the memorial.