Monday, April 15th, marked a very difficult day for Paris, France and other countries across the globe. The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral — one of the most famous historical monuments in the world — engulfed into flames for several hours just days before Easter Sunday of 2019. It was not contained until early Tuesday morning local time.
As of 11:00 PM ET on Monday, the cause of the fire has not been released. According to CNN, one firefighter was seriously injured; his current condition is unknown. No deaths as a result of the fire were immediately reported.
Although many memorable parts of the church, such as sections of the roof and the spire, were fallen to ashes, some architectural staples were miraculously saved. One picture, in particular, beautifully showcased the center of the church still standing.
The cross, arguably the most significant part of Notre Dame, along with the altar and some wooden pews were not destroyed by the massive fire. Believers are considering this a true miracle.
Several artifacts, including the Crown of Thorns and the Tunic of Saint Louis, were also saved. Praise God!
God bless the Notre Dame Cathedral. May God use this tragic story for good.
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