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Notre Dame saved from total destruction as fire rages on
Sources via MSN ^ | 15 Apr 2019 | David K. Li and Reuters and Associated Press and Doha Madani and Janelle Griffith and Dartunorro Cla

Posted on 04/15/2019 4:58:49 PM PDT by blueplum

Hours after a massive fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, a city official said the structure of the building had been saved.

The fire at the cathedral caused the roof to collapse, destroyed a spire and spread to one of the building's two rectangular towers. The sight brought many onlookers to tears...

...TThe spire destroyed by the fire contained artifacts considered sacred to Catholics, including a relic believed to be from Jesus Christ's crown of thorns. Relics from Saint Genevieve and Saint Denis are also feared lost.

Michel Picaud, from the Friends of Notre Dame organization responsible for the renovation efforts at the cathedral, told NBC News that, to his knowledge, the church's organ and stained glass windows were not damaged.

"The entire roof is fully destroyed," Picaud said. "The fire started up near the roof top while another fire started in the north bell tower."

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cathedralfire; france; notredame; notredamefire
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The organ and the glass stand? Praise the LORD.
1 posted on 04/15/2019 4:58:49 PM PDT by blueplum
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Wait...there were TWO fires? That changes the narrative.


2 posted on 04/15/2019 5:01:10 PM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: blueplum

The muzzies will just keep burning it.


3 posted on 04/15/2019 5:02:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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"The entire roof is fully destroyed," Picaud said. "The fire started up near the roof top while another fire started in the north bell tower."

So two fires... hmmm...

4 posted on 04/15/2019 5:02:50 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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5 posted on 04/15/2019 5:02:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This Space For Rant)
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To: blueplum

Indeed. God sent His angels there...and He is going to make something beautiful and good come from this as the French people work to rebuild.


6 posted on 04/15/2019 5:03:08 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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“The fire started up near the roof top while another fire started in the north bell tower.”

Two points of ignition at the same time? Nah. Nothing to see here. Just a construction accident after the tourists and workers went home.


7 posted on 04/15/2019 5:03:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: bk1000

My initial thought is that Picaud is an idiot, who qualifies idiocy with the statement “to the best of my knowledge.”

That said, if he is not an idiot, and is correct, believing that two fires broke out within an hour or so of each other after 800+ years of no fires would require the sort of faith that can see dogmatic genius in the present Pope.


8 posted on 04/15/2019 5:05:19 PM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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“The fire started up near the roof top while another fire started in the north bell tower.”

Arson.


9 posted on 04/15/2019 5:06:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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Just awful....(“Allah est grand”: Muslims laugh, celebrate as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week)

(Muslims Shout Allahu Akbar Celebrate Notre Dame Cathedral Burning Still think all just Refugees)

10 posted on 04/15/2019 5:07:17 PM PDT by yoe
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Fox guy just said the opposite, so we must wait and see what the real facts are


11 posted on 04/15/2019 5:07:25 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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As Ilan Omar explained,

"People do sh*t."

12 posted on 04/15/2019 5:07:50 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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Its gone forever. It reminds me of what we did in Vietnam: we had to destroy a village to save it.

If they rebuild it, it won’t be the original: Frenchies lying about saving it to their own people and to the world.

Even their firefighters were in default surrender mode,


13 posted on 04/15/2019 5:08:25 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Or the faith that believes the corner’s report that Richard Talley committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a nail gun 7 or 8 times.


14 posted on 04/15/2019 5:09:02 PM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: Jeff Chandler

What does that translate out as?


15 posted on 04/15/2019 5:09:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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Two separate fires means arson. There: I’ve given French investigators the answer, as they would never find it on their own. Arson means someone is very, very hostile to the Catholic Church and/or Christianity. There is, of course, no way of imagining who this might be, but Macron will probably issue a generic apology for allowing such a provocative and triggering relic to continue standing in the middle of Paris.


16 posted on 04/15/2019 5:09:37 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: SkyDancer

I don’t know. “I Love Paris”?


17 posted on 04/15/2019 5:10:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This Space For Rant)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The Church will endure to the end of time, but not necessarily everywhere. Things haven’t been going so well in North Africa for a bit. Sometimes cultures keep heading towards bottom, and when they reach bottom there they stay.


18 posted on 04/15/2019 5:11:04 PM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: Flycatcher

Its dead, Jim. Just like the French to take a defeat and call it a victory,

If this is a victory, I’d hate to see what defeat looks like.

Au revoir to the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral.


19 posted on 04/15/2019 5:11:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Flycatcher

Big hmmmmmm


20 posted on 04/15/2019 5:11:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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