An ecumenical service is held at Pro Cathedral for the victims of attacks on America on 11 September.

The service was led by Cardinal Desmond Connell and officiated by representatives from nine major Christian denominations.

Three minutes silence was observed as part of the EU's gesture of solidarity with America.

International diplomats joined Dubliners from all walks of life at the service. The Palestinian Delegate General to Ireland joined representatives of the Muslim community who condemned the attacks.

President Mary McAleese led the nation in prayers for Americans and their leaders.

May all leaders be directed by God’s spirit so that justice and mercy may prevail in our world among peoples of every creed, language and race. May evil be averted and harmony restored.

Archbishop Walton Empey reassured the American Ambassador Richard Egan, his family and all Americans that they are not alone in their grief. He also prayed specifically for President George W Bush who has challenging decisions to make. He also prayed for American rescue workers as they faced their grim and dangerous work as they grieve for so many of their brave comrades.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 September 2001. The reporter is Joe Little.