St. John Paul II was troubled by those events. in the very first days, after those facts, he used these words:
“Struck by the incredible horror of the inhuman terrorist attacks against innocent people in different parts of the United States, I am urged to express to you and to your fellow citizens my deep sorrow and my closeness in prayer to the nation in this dark and tragic moment. .
By recommending the victims to the eternal mercy of God Almighty, I implore his strength over those involved in relief operations and in the care of the survivors.
I pray God to support you and the American people in this hour of suffering and trial “
(Telegram to the President of the United States of America, George W. Bush)