Notre Dame Cathedral: spire collapses in huge fire



Posted by Ed 3 mths ago
The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit has tweeted a message 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 consumed. Let us pray. If you wish, you can ring the bells of your churches to invite prayer.


Ed 3 mths ago
A major fire has engulfed much of one of France's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Its spire has collapsed.

The cause is not yet clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.

A major operation to tackle the blaze is under way at the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Last year, the Catholic Church in France appealed for funds to save the building, which was crumbling.

A spokesman for the Paris fire department said the next hour and a half was "crucial" in order to determine whether the fire could be contained.

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