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April 16, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral not just inspiration for the religious, but for countless films

Sony(PARIS) -- The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire Monday and thanks to the firefighters who fought the blaze through the night, the famed cathedral is still standing today. The fire broke out at 6:50 p.m. local time Monday and quickly spread along the roof of the cathedral, which was undergoing a $170 million renovation. Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France region that encompasses Paris, told "GMA" Tuesday that watching the blaze tear through the church yesterday was "like t..
April 16, 2019

Decimated Notre Dame Cathedral could take 3 years to reopen to public

Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Ravaged by a massive fire that completely destroyed its roof, the Notre Dame Cathedral will likely not be reopened to the public for three years, a spokesman for the 13th Century basilica told ABC News. Andrew Finot, head of communications for Notre Dame, said he got a brief look inside the decimated sanctuary and reported the "entire roof has disappeared" and there is standing water on the floor from the battle waged by firefighters to extinguish the inferno. When..
April 16, 2019

‘Miracle’ Notre Dame Cathedral still stands: Ile-de-France president

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Though much of its roof is collapsed and interior decimated, the charred walls of the Notre Dame Cathedral remain standing over Paris' Seine River. That is a testament to the '"face-to-face" battle firefighters waged through the night to quash a massive blaze that ripped through the 13th Century basilica and prompted a global response to help rebuild, Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France region that encompasses Paris, said. "When you see ..
April 16, 2019

World leaders react to the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Richard Bord/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Political and religious leaders have led the way in expressing solidarity with the people of France as the world reflects on the images of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. President Emmanuel Macron of France was among the first to react to the scenes, as the iconic building caught fire Monday night. "Notre-Dame is aflame," he wrote on Twitter. "Great emotion for the whole nation. Our thoughts go out to all Catholics and to the French people. Like a..