Savage minions of the devil were at their master's business that day
John McEntee was witness to an exorcism in London at the same moment Satan was unleashed in Manhattan
The exorcism had been planned for 3pm on September 11, 2001. We were not to know at the time of scheduling that at that precise moment 3,600 miles away hundreds of men and women were tumbling, cascading, dying and being turned into dust as the South Tower of the World Trade Centre disintegrated on the Manhattan shore of the Hudson River in New York.
At the very moment when Fr Michael Seed was to begin the ancient rite of banishing the devil in a Soho basement, more than 100 poor souls had already jumped to their deaths from the highest floors of the burning North Tower of the World Trade Centre.
And when he was to deliver the exhortation, "From all evil, deliver us, O Lord, From the snares of the devil," dozens of stricken and trapped victims were still making mobile telephone calls to loved ones who could do absolutely nothing to save them.