St Patrick’s suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

New York 04/18/19, 16:02

A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said. Marc Lamparello, 37, is facing charges ...

Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

Europe 04/18/19, 15:36

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago.As a young architect in Paris, Viollet-le-Duc made it his life's work to preserve the iconic cathedrals, monasteries and palaces that were damaged during the French Revolution ...

Update: NYC cathedral suspect had booked flight to Italy

New York 04/18/19, 12:01

The Latest on a man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick's in New York City (all times local):1 p.m.Police say a man arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had booked a flight to Italy and had ...

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Europe 04/18/19, 11:54

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A French judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators made an initial assessment of ...

Pope washes inmates’ feet, says bishops must be servants

Europe 04/18/19, 10:58

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn pre-Easter rituals made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. Francis travelled to a prison in Velletri, outside Rome, for the Holy ...

Lockdown: Notre Dame’s neighborhood isolated since fire

Europe 04/18/19, 10:36

The neighborhood around Notre Dame Cathedral is usually buzzing with tourists all year. Now the shops and cafés are empty and the streets eerily quiet.Since Monday's fire, half the island in the middle of the Seine has been closed to visitors. Residents who have the right to cross the safety ...

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK’s crumbling Parliament

World 04/18/19, 08:41

For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the Houses of Parliament in London.The seat of Britain's government is a crumbling, leaky, rodent-infested fire trap that fire wardens must ...

Update: Workers try to secure Notre Dame’s structure

Europe 04/18/19, 05:30

The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local):12:20 p.m.Workers are securing the support structure above one of Notre Dame's famed rose windows with wooden planks after this week's devastating fire.A fire fighter makes his way on a balcony of Notre Dame ...

After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells

Europe 04/17/19, 18:20

The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for three African American churches gutted by arson in Louisiana began a week ago, but donations surged after flames engulfed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the outcry provoked a conversation about the disparate reactions to the tragedies.Nearly $1 billion had ...

Historic US church tests sprinklers in wake of Notre Dame

U.S. 04/17/19, 14:51

A historic U.S. church has tested the sprinklers in its steeple in the wake of the fire that destroyed much of the roof and spire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.Sheets of water poured from the 196-foot (60-meter) steeple at Philadelphia's Christ Church during Wednesday's test as dozens of people ...

Official: Notre Dame faced ‘chain-reaction collapse’ in fire

Europe 04/17/19, 12:38

Notre Dame Cathedral would have burned to the ground in a "chain-reaction collapse" had firefighters not moved as rapidly as they did to battle the blaze racing through the beloved landmark building, a French government official said Wednesday. The firefighters acted aggressively to protect wooden supports in the twin medieval bell ...

‘I feel lost’: Notre Dame fire destroyed a spiritual home

Europe 04/17/19, 09:15

In the stones soaring skyward and the Gothic magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral, Cecile Deleville found a refuge for her soul.She was there three days before an inferno devastated the cathedral in the midst of evening Mass and less than a week before the Christian celebration of Easter."I feel lost," ...

Update: Pope tells of sadness over Notre Dame fire

Europe 04/17/19, 03:48

The Latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):10:40 a.m.Pope Francis has told his weekly audience at St. Peter's Square of his sadness over the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the seat of the Paris archdiocese.People attend a vigil in Paris, Tuesday ...

Tourist mecca Notre Dame also revered as place of worship

Europe 04/17/19, 01:31

The soaring beauty of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral as it echoed with Gregorian chants so moved French poet Paul Claudel on Christmas Day 1886 that the avowed atheist converted to Catholicism on the spot."In an instant, my heart was touched and I believed," Claudel, who remained a committed Catholic until ...

Donations for burned black churches up after Notre Dame fire

Europe 04/16/19, 18:58

A crowdfunding campaign for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson was climbing Tuesday after social media posts urging the public not to forget the plight of the small houses of worship as the eyes of the world were on the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris."As ...

Breyer finds hope, optimism in Notre Dame rebuilding effort

U.S. 04/16/19, 17:48

His main job is to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, but Justice Stephen Breyer also chairs the jury of the Pritzker Prize — the world's top honor in architecture.Like so many people across the globe, Breyer watched the catastrophic fire rip through the Notre Dame Cathedral on TV, in ...

Shock, sadness, but no panic: Minutes that saved Notre Dame

Europe 04/16/19, 17:08

Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of wood, stone, lead and iron and wanted more. Far below, their vision obscured by fumes and tears, firefighters, priests and municipal ...

Notre Dame an inspiration in film, music and books

Entertainment 04/16/19, 16:16

The Notre-Dame de Paris, which sustained a devastating fire Monday, has inspired writers, painters and filmmakers for hundreds of years. Here are some notable examples:PAINTING: Henri Matisse painted it often— in intimate blue, a distant green, a pinkish haze. It served as a melancholy backdrop for William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "The ...

France’s Macron requests post-fire pause from politics

Europe 04/16/19, 14:44

French President Emmanuel Macron is promising not to let the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral diminish his commitment to respond to the economic inequality concerns raised by the yellow vest protest movement. Macron said during a short national address on Tuesday he plans to outline his proposals after immediate needs from ...

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