Category Archives: Families in the News

Red Bank 9/11 widow met Pope Francis

Andrew Ford Asbury Park Press Fourteen years after her husband, David, was killed on the 105th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Virginia Bauer found comfort in the tender eyes of Pope Francis. The 59-year-old Red Bank woman and her son, Stephen, were among a group of people affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks who met the […]

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9/11 widow honored to view Pontiff

Staff, Boston Herald NEW YORK — Christie Coombs brought a cross and a photo of her husband to the World Trade Center with the hope of having Pope Francis bless them. In the end, Coombs only caught a “decent glimpse” of the Holy Father yesterday before he led an interfaith service at the 9/11 Memorial […]

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He lost his religion on 9/11, but this pope may restore his faith

Kathleen O’Brien  Jim Giaccone lost two things on September 11th – his older brother, Joe, from Monroe Twp., and his faith. People offered condolences in the weeks after the attacks, but none of their cliches – “God took him for a reason” – answered his central question: Why?” “On September 11th, a lot […]

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