Tons of fused scaffolding still a threat to Notre Dame's roof

World Oct 14, 2019

Tons of fused scaffolding still a threat to Notre Dame's roof

Notre Dame Cathedral is still at risk from the 551 tons of scaffolding that fused above it during the searing blaze that destroyed the Paris monument's roof and towering spire six months ago. The tangled metal poses the biggest challenge to efforts to ensure that ...

Notre Dame to get temporary wooden cathedral during rebuilding

World Apr 18, 2019

Notre Dame to get temporary wooden cathedral during rebuilding

Catholic worshippers feeling orphaned by the fire that ravaged part of Notre Dame will be welcomed in an "ephemeral cathedral" of wood in front of the Paris monument until it reopens, Notre Dame's chief priest said Thursday. Speaking to France's CNews television channel Monsignor Patrick ...

A day after Notre Dame blaze, Parisians and tourists still in shock

World Apr 16, 2019

A day after Notre Dame blaze, Parisians and tourists still in shock

Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre Dame Cathedral, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light. "Blessee, mais vivante," tweeted Henrik Enderlein, the director of the ...

Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

National Apr 16, 2019

Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

The government expressed willingness to support France in restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral, while officials and notable Japanese figures expressed sadness after Paris' iconic Catholic church was badly damaged by fire. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, saying that ...