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February 15, 2013
The Associated Press
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A priest who left the Roman Catholic church and founded a nondenominational chapel to honor the victims of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 has died.
The Rev. Alphonse Mascherino died Friday after a long battle with cancer. Archbishop Ramzi Musallam of the Catholic Church of the East says Mascherino died at a Somerset hospice.
Mascherino, who was 69, bought a former Lutheran church and converted it into the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel...
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"Our hearts are broken - not because Alphonse has gone home but because we hurt for our loss of a remarkable man. There are no words to describe this man , only in our spirits ..."
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