Papal visit 9/11 lottery details

Pope Francis will visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum as part of his first trip to the United States on Friday, September 25, 2015.  Pope Francis will pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terror attacks.  The New York Archdiocese will then host a multireligious meeting for peace inside the Museum, led by the Pope with representatives of world religions.

Space for guests on the Memorial and in the Museum during the Pope’s visit will be limited for security reasons. To that end, the 9/11 Memorial is holding a lottery to offer members of the 9/11 community an opportunity to be on the Memorial plaza for the Pope’s historic arrival, as well as for a very limited number of seats for the service hosted by the New York Archdiocese in the Museum.

Participation in the lottery is limited to members of the 9/11 community, including 9/11 and 1993 family members, 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, active-duty first responders, 9/11 survivors, and lower Manhattan residents and business owners.   The winners of the lottery will be selected at random and closes on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:00am.  The 9/11 Memorial will notify you if you have been selected by Friday, August 21, 2015.

The 9/11 Memorial’s dedicated webpage for the papal visit. The dedicated phone line is 212-857-0155. Questions for the 9/11 Memorial may be directed via email to

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