Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Flames and smoke billow from the Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out in Paris April 15, 2019. Officials said the cause was not clear, but that the fire could be linked to renovation work. (CNS photo/Benoit Tessier, Reuters)

“As Notre Dame Cathedral burns, it is difficult to comprehend this tragic loss to the cultural patrimony of the world,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert. “I pray for everyone in Paris, and around the globe, who will grieve this terrible event. May Our Lady watch over all those battling the blaze.”