Notre Dame fire: Live updates – CNN

By April 15, 2019Marian News, News

Ave Maria!

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, perhaps the world’s most famous church dedicated to Mary is burning. It looks like a complete loss in the main section with the central spire succumbing quite early. Pray that Our Lady bring great good out of this great loss.

Police in Paris say the Notre Dame cathedral is on fire. Follow for live updates.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared his shock and sadness, calling the cathedral “a world treasure.”

In a statement to the people of Paris, DiNardo said the cathedral has “long been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God.”

Read his full statement:

β€œThe horrific fire that is engulfing the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is shocking and saddens us all, for this particular cathedral is not only a majestic Church, it is also a world treasure. Noble in architecture and art, it has long been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God. Our hearts go out to the Archbishop and the people of Paris, and we pray for all the people of France, entrusting all to the prayers and intercession of the Mother of God, especially the firefighters battling the fire. We are a people of hope and of the resurrection, and as devastating as this fire is, I know that the faith and love embodied by this magnificent Cathedral will grow stronger in the hearts of all Christians.”

Source: Notre Dame fire: Live updates – CNN

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