PARIS (RNS) — At the first mass celebrated at Notre Dame since a fire destroyed its roof and spire, Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit reminded worshipers and viewers on television that the cathedral's primary identity is as a church, rebutting some restoration plans that focus on its historical value.
(RNS) — A Pennsylvania Lutheran pastor told his church on Easter Sunday that he wished Muslims had set fire to Notre Dame Cathedral so that there could be a 'violent purge' of Muslims from France. He now says his words were misunderstood.
PARIS (RNS) — Holy Week services for Catholics in Paris go on in new locations while plans for recovering from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire get started with more than $1 billion pledged for repairs.
(RNS) — Great cathedrals like Canterbury and St. Paul’s have risen from their ashes, giving us some of Christendom's most majestic and popular pilgrimage sites today.
(RNS) — 'If you are looking for a spark, sift through the ashes.' That is the meaning of faith in our world. Especially now.
PARIS (RNS) — Crowds gathered outside of Notre Dame Cathedral to give thanks that the beloved Paris landmark still stood, while officials began assessing damaging and making plans to rebuild. More than 500 million euros has already been pledged toward repairs.