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April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019
Much as already been written, even hours after the devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, about the “iconic status” of the building, its value to world heritage and the fact, noted by Pope Francis, that the building was “an architectural jewel of collective memory.” It took, however, the quiet but thoughtful
April 16, 2019
France’s richest man has pledged €200 million (£173 million/$226 million) to help restore Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after the devastating fire on Monday evening. Billionaire Bernard Arnault is the biggest donor to the half a billion euros that have so far been pledged to save the cathedral. François-Henri Pinault, husband of Hollywood actress Salma
April 16, 2019
A fire brigade chaplain has been hailed a hero after saving the Blessed Sacrament and Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on Monday evening. Fr Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to the Paris Fire Brigade, entered the cathedral while the fire was still burning. Etienne Loraillere, an editor of KTO Catholic
April 16, 2019
The Mumbai high court reinstated Good Friday as a holiday after it had been removed from the list of government-approved holidays in an area in western India ruled by the federal government led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. “We are very happy to inform you that we have won the Good Friday battle
April 16, 2019
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was built out of stone and wood and glass without electricity or computers. It was not built by committee, or consultants or according to state regulations. It was built by a culture superior to our own. And we know it. Perhaps not everyone who has ever stood in awe of Notre
April 16, 2019
Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city’s cathedral, had been preserved from collapse. “We now believe that the two towers of Notre-Dame have been saved,” Jean-Claude Gallet, Paris’ fire chief, said April 16. “We now consider that the main structure of Notre-Dame has been saved and preserved.”
April 16, 2019
Catholics around the world watched with horror as the roof of Cathedrale Notre-Dame was engulfed with flames on Monday afternoon. The blaze began shortly after the church closed for visitors, and everyone was evacuated safely, though the entirety of the roof collapsed into the church. Here are five things you may not know about the
April 16, 2019
Both the Holy See and the Archbishop of Paris have encouraged prayer while firefighters in the French capital battle a blaze on the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris. “To all the priests of Paris: The firefighters are still fighting to save the towers of Notre-Dame de Paris. The frame, the roof, and the spire are
April 16, 2019
Opposing Benedict XVI to Pope Francis is a “false game”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said. The general secretary of the Indian Bishops’ Conference has denounced the murder of a Christian by “cow protectors”. Bishop Silvio Báez has urged Nicaraguans to “fight for freedom” before his departing to Rome for security reasons. Chinese authorities have reportedly
April 16, 2019
Marking retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 92nd birthday, the editorial director of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication insisted what the retired pope wrote about facing the clerical sexual abuse crisis is essentially what Pope Francis has said, too. “Celebrating Joseph Ratzinger’s birthday, it can be useful to underline the approach that both Benedict XVI and his
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