Alert! Massive Fire Has Severely Ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris

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April 16, 2019 11:46 By Fabiosa

Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris is believed to have the essence of whole France in it. It literally translates to 'Our Lady Of Paris'. This medieval Catholic sanctuary is one of the finest wonders of French Gothic architecture. Now, the hearts are sinking to see it tumble down.

Tourists from all over the world are drawn to it for its exceptional use of the rib vault and flying buttress. Notre-Dame has enormous and colorful rose windows. The Cathedral has innovatively incorporated the naturalism into its core. Moreover, the abundance of sculptural decoration makes it stand out from the earlier Romanesque style.

Struck by a massive fire

In the evening of Monday, April 15, the roof of this historic building was engulfed by flames. The famous spire of Notre-Dame was also completely consumed by the fire and it has collapsed altogether. According to PEOPLE magazine, the on-lookers on the streets were reduced to tears to watch it being burnt. A crowd had gathered around the Holy place to sing Ave Maria.

A member of the Church, André Finot revealed to the New York Times, it is not clear what caused this havoc. However, local news speculated it could be linked to extensive renovation works underway. Firefighters have set up a wide parameter for security purposes while the fire has been put out.

Restoration

The rescuers were only able to save the 850-year-old building's main stone structure, including its two towers, but the rest is rumbles now. French President, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to rebuild Notre-Dame to its best. He thinks this is what he owes to the nation and it is what history deserves.

It is truly a loss for French people. Their devotion is being tested and the chronicles of their culture are at stake. Share this and pray for Notre-Dame's reconstruction. 

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