Wearing hard hats and protective suits, members of the choir of Notre Dame Cathedral sang inside the medieval Paris landmark for the first time since last year’s devastating fire for a special Christmas Eve concert.
With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark’s devastating April 2019
Workers suspended from ropes will be lowered into the charred remains of scaffolding that melted atop Notre Dame when the cathedral went up in flames and begin the delicate job of dismantling the 200 tons of metal.
Regardless of their own faith background, fire chaplains typically work with people of all faiths and beliefs, outside of traditional congregations or parishes. They provide care to firefighters, family members and members of the public in a range of crucial ways.
PARIS (RNS) — The last flames have been extinguished. It’s now up to the experts to assess how much Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been damaged and how many years, maybe decades, it will take to repair it.
(RNS) — As fire devastates the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the building is as much a symbol of the recent history of the Catholic Church in Europe as it once was a symbol of the Church’s power and cultural supremacy.