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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Dec 4, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- Notre-Dame Cathedral choir will return to the damaged cathedral on Christmas Eve to perform a concert that will be broadcast live from Paris. A year and a half after a fire burned through the spire and roof

CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 05:02 pm MT (CNA).- President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame Cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a replica of the one destroyed in the fire at the cathedral last year. Macron’s government had previously initiated an architectural competition to

Notre-Dame de Paris shortly after a fire damaged parts of the roof and structure. Credit: UlyssePixel/Shutterstock
by Courtney Mares Paris, France, Apr 14, 2020 / 11:01 pm (CNA).- For Fr. Pierre Amar, Notre-Dame de Paris has always been a masterpiece, “the very example of supreme beauty,” but now the Marian cathedral is also “a great burnt victim.” One year after the fire destroyed much of the

The Descent from the Cross, also known as Pieta, statue inside the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris before the fire. Credit: Jeanne Emmel/Shutterstock.
by Courtney Mares Paris, France, Apr 7, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- One year after the world watched the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris burn, the Archbishop of Paris will display the relic of Christ’s crown of thorns for veneration during a Good Friday broadcast. “When Mary is at the

Repair scaffolding on Notre-Dame de Paris, November 2019. Credit: Vicente Sargues/Shutterstock.
Paris, France, Feb 21, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- French officials are hopeful that parts of the plaza of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the church’s crypt, will be re-opened roughly a year after a fire ravaged the roof and much of the interior of the cathedral. Emmanuel Grégoire,

Notre-Dame de Paris shortly after a fire damaged parts of the roof and structure. Credit: UlyssePixel/Shutterstock
By Christine Rousselle Paris, France, Dec 27, 2019 / 09:12 am (CNA).- This year Christmas Mass was not celebrated at Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since the French First Republic, and the cathedral’s rector says that there is a significant chance the building cannot be rebuilt safely. The

Paris, France, Jun 12, 2019 / 03:28 pm (CNA).- The first Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris since the cathedral’s April fire will be said Saturday evening in a side chapel that houses the crown of thorns. The June 15 Mass will be of the feast of the dedication of Notre-Dame,

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati will ring their church bells at 12:50pm today, marking the start of the devastating fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15. The bells will ring for 2.5 minutes. The bell ringing hopes to invoke prayers for all of those impacted by the

In the aftermath of the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday April 15, 2019, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has issued the following statement: “Here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, we join in prayer with the millions of Catholics around the world and especially in the Archdiocese

Paris, France, Apr 15, 2019 / 05:14 pm (CNA).- 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.