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April 17, 2019

Woman asks for social media’s help to find man, girl in viral photo outside Notre Dame before fire

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(PARIS) -- A woman is searching for a man and a little girl who are pictured in a photo she took in front of Notre Dame Cathedral before the iconic Paris Cathedral caught fire. Brooke Windsor was visiting the iconic Paris landmark an hour before the fire broke out and she took a photo of a man and a young girl holding hands. After the fire erupted, Windsor tweeted out the photo asking social media for help connecting her to the man pictured. "I took this photo as we we..
April 16, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral’s famed rose windows, organ spared: Church official

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(PARIS) -- As towering flames shot through the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, some witnesses thought the Gothic structure that has stood for 850 years was doomed. But after firefighters battled for nine hours to put out the blaze, officials said Tuesday that despite the extensive damage that will take years to repair, many of the historic building's iconic features were left intact. Msgr. Patrick Chauvet, who was at the cathedral when the fire broke out about 6:20 p.m..
April 16, 2019

French President Macron says he wants Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilt in 5 years

Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Even as officials continued to assess the damage and search for a cause in the massive fire that completely destroyed its roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised national address to his country Tuesday evening that he wants to see the 13th century basilica rebuilt within five years. "We will rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral even more beautiful," Macron said. He thanked the firefighters who battled the blaze for hours Monday ni..
April 16, 2019

After Notre Dame Cathedral fire, concerns for treasures not yet accounted for

zefart/iStock(PARIS) -- Notre Dame Cathedral itself is a precious landmark, but it also serves as a guardian to priceless artifacts and works of art, many of which are yet to be named and confirmed as safe following Monday night's powerful fire. The French culture minister Franck Reister told reporters outside the church that a large number of sculptures and paintings had been taken from Notre Dame and transported to the city’s town hall. Some of Christendom’s most sacred objects, such as t..