- May 27, 2020
The disfigurement of Notre Dame, the splendid cathedral that has watched over the French capital for centuries and is now a blackened wreck mourned around the globe, felt to Parisians like a body blow.
Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’s iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ.
In an impromptu act of togetherness and hope, Parisians and visitors to France’s charismatic capital came together to pray for Notre Dame as a fire quickly advanced through the cathedral Monday.
A major fire at Paris’s Cathedral of Notre Dame is causing significant damage, including the collapse of part of the spire.
A diocese in southern Italy postponed a trial against a priest charged with breaking the seal of confession to help the leader of a lay group accused of sexually abusing underage girls.
Catholic and Orthodox leaders condemned the bulldozing of memorial crosses at a site of communist-era mass executions.