Paterson, archbishop discuss mosque near Ground Zero
(AP) - New York's Roman Catholic archbishop says he's concerned about the way the debate over a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is taking place.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan said Tuesday after a meeting with Gov.David Paterson that New Yorkers share values of tolerance andunity, but that he's worried those values are at risk.
Paterson wants mosque leaders to consider an alternative and says he wants to stop New Yorkers from arguing over the issue. Dolan says he doesn't have "strong feelings" about where it should be.
Critics say the building is too close to where Islamic extremists destroyed the World Trade Center on 2001 and killed nearly 2,800 people. Supporters say religious freedom should be protected.