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By CNA Staff Paris, France, May 31, 2021 / 04:00 am The archbishop of Paris on Sunday lamented an attack on Catholics taking part in a procession commemorating the city’s 19th-century martyrs. Archbishop Michel Aupetit deplored May 30 the “anger, contempt and violence” directed at the group of around 300

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, Oct 19, 2020 / 02:13 pm MT (CNA).- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack. Catholic Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen was joined by representatives of Muslim, Jewish,

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Aug 9, 2020 / 05:40 am MT (CNA).- As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal. “Even though a person be the worst sort, if only he

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

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,

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,

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.