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Admirers still urging sainthood for chaplain killed on 9/11, Father Mychal Judge

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 17:37:54-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with New York's fire department, left a uniquely complex legacy that continues to evolve 20 years after his death.

Some of Judge's many admirers argue he should be considered for sainthood, with a new initiative to be launched in the coming days. Some depict him as a reason why the U.S. Catholic church should be more welcoming to LGBTQ people.

A gay man, he ministered to vulnerable populations such as homeless persons and people with addiction or HIV/AIDS. Judge rushed to the scene when the World Trade Center was attacked, and was killed by debris from the falling south tower as he prayed for rescuers and victims.

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