(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

A sculpture of Jesus embracing the twin towers of New York’s former World Trade Center is seen outside St. Ephrem Church in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York.

The sculpture honors the nine members of the parish who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa.