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$1 billion raised to rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame after fire

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Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire.

Construction teams brought in a huge crane and a delivery of planks of wood to the site Wednesday morning.

French President Emmanuel Macron ratcheted up the pressure by setting a five-year deadline to restore the 12th-century landmark. Macron is holding a special Cabinet meeting Wednesday dedicated to the Notre Dame disaster.

Presidential cultural heritage envoy Stephane Bern told broadcaster France-Info on Wednesday that 880 million euros ($995 million) has been raised so far. Contributors include Apple and magnates who own L’Oreal, Chanel and Dior, as well as Catholics and others from around France and the world.

Authorities consider the fire an accident.

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France’s Macron requests post-fire pause from politics

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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 the Notre Dame fire are addressed.

An important TV speech by the French leader was postponed when the scope of the threat at Notre Dame fire became clear. It was expected to cover the government’s formal policy answer to the protests.

Macron said, “I will come back to you, as I committed, in the coming days” and asked the people of France to focus on Notre Dame for now,

He said: “What we’ve seen together in Paris overnight, it’s our ability to unite.

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First fire alarm at Notre Dame sounded 23 minutes before second alarm, when fire was detected

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Odd and destined to feed conspiracy theories because any oddness in a major catastrophe, especially one with political or cultural implications, ultimately feeds conspiracy theories.

The first fire alarm on Monday was set off at 6:20 p.m., and checks were carried out but no fire was found, Mr. Heitz said.

A second alarm went off at 6:43 p.m., he said, and fire was discovered in the wooden framework of the attic, ancient beams beneath the lead roof known as the “forest.”…

The cathedral’s rector, Msgr. Patrick Chauvet, said on Tuesday that fire monitors routinely inspected the cathedral. “Three times a day they go up, under the wooden roof, to make an assessment,” he told France Inter, a radio station.

He also said there was an on-site firefighter at the cathedral, although he did not say how often that person was there, where that person was normally stationed, or whether that person was present on Monday.

The sinister theory here, I guess, would be that some saboteur slipped up to the “attic” and set a fire, triggering the 6:20 alarm, but the fledgling fire burned itself out before firefighters arrived. So the saboteur waited for them to leave and then set a second fire, this one more successful. It would take mind-boggling brazenness to try to burn down the cathedral not once but twice, though, especially with firefighters having just been on the scene. And how you would go about doing this at a major tourist hub like the cathedral with no one spotting you is unfathomable to me. There was an arsonist in the “attic” for half an hour, with personnel sniffing around after the first alarm to try to detect a fire, and no one noticed anything? Seems unlikely.

Investigators say there’s no evidence of sabotage right now. Instead, they’re apparently looking at restoration work that was going on in the spire:

The focus of prosecutors is currently on contractors Le Bras Freres, whose owner Julien Le Bras last year boasted his firm’s goal was ‘to keep as many old items as possible and not to put the building at risk’ after they were awarded a €5.7m (£5m, $6.5m) contract as part of the cathedral’s restoration project.

Detectives investigating the catastrophic blaze are today interviewing specialist restorers who were carrying out works on the cathedral spire when the inferno broke out.

Another quarter-assed theory: Maybe work was going on which, unbeknownst to the contractors, was causing part of the roof to heat up. The heat may have triggered the first alarm, causing work to stop and the roof to cool down before it ignited. When no fire was found and work resumed, maybe it continued this time after the second alarm sounded and this time ignition was achieved. That is, after the first alarm revealed no fire, workers might have assumed there was a problem with the alarm system instead of recognizing that something was generating heat within the roof.

We’re in the dark and the investigation will be “long and complicated” due to the fact that the spot of ignition was apparently destroyed with the rest of the roof. Ed notes via email that although the Times piece quoted up top claims that “checks were carried out” after the first alarm sounded, it doesn’t specifically say that trained firefighters carried out those checks. Was it the on-site firefighter who did so? The “fire monitors” who carry out regular checks? Or was it someone less well-trained? (When an alarm sounds, notes the Times, the on-site firefighter can dispatch a “security agent” to check it out.) It may be that the fire was still in the smoldering stage when the first alarm sounded and whoever investigated simply didn’t recognize that anything was burning. It might have taken 23 more minutes before flame and smoke were visible, at which point it was too late.

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Ilhan Omar Downplays Importance of Notre Dame Fire, and the Internet Responds

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Rep. Ilhan Omar can’t seem to get it right, but after continuously getting lambasted for the awful things she says, it’s safe to assume she does this by design.

Omar, like everyone else, responded to the burning of Notre Dame. Omar tweeted out condolences to the city of Paris and prayed for the first responders, but instead of acknowledging the religious importance of Notre Dame cathedral to Christianity, Omar made it about “art and architecture” bringing people together.

“Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways,” tweeted Omar. “Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder.”

She has a talent for downplaying things for sure.

As the Daily Wire highlighted, this drew criticism from the internet’s denizens, who were irked by the fact that Omar had seemingly written off the building’s real significance.

The criticism she’s facing today is more of the same kinds she’s been facing a while now. Omar previously made comments downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attack as “some people who did something,” which was not taken well by almost anyone. Even the New York Post dedicated its front page to lambasting Omar for her insult to the 3,000 people who died during the attack.

With the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, Omar once again downplayed the significance of something. Notre Dame, which Omar failed to even mention by name, is an important building to Christians. This isn’t recognized by Omar, who simply refers to it as “art and architecture” as if it’s some notable painting in a museum.

This is why a seemingly innocent well wish from Omar is rising the ire of many. Underneath the kindness is a very detectable layer of apathy, making the tweet feel like a lie, which leads people to feel as if her real feelings toward the burning cathedral are being hidden from view.

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Ilhan Omar Downplays Importance of Notre Dame Fire, and the Internet Responds

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Rep. Ilhan Omar can’t seem to get it right, but after continuously getting lambasted for the awful things she says, it’s safe to assume she does this by design.

Omar, like everyone else, responded to the burning of Notre Dame. Omar tweeted out condolences to the city of Paris and prayed for the first responders, but instead of acknowledging the religious importance of Notre Dame cathedral to Christianity, Omar made it about “art and architecture” bringing people together.

“Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways,” tweeted Omar. “Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder.”

She has a talent for downplaying things for sure.

As the Daily Wire highlighted, this drew criticism from the internet’s denizens, who were irked by the fact that Omar had seemingly written off the building’s real significance.

The criticism she’s facing today is more of the same kinds she’s been facing a while now. Omar previously made comments downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attack as “some people who did something,” which was not taken well by almost anyone. Even the New York Post dedicated its front page to lambasting Omar for her insult to the 3,000 people who died during the attack.

With the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, Omar once again downplayed the significance of something. Notre Dame, which Omar failed to even mention by name, is an important building to Christians. This isn’t recognized by Omar, who simply refers to it as “art and architecture” as if it’s some notable painting in a museum.

This is why a seemingly innocent well wish from Omar is rising the ire of many. Underneath the kindness is a very detectable layer of apathy, making the tweet feel like a lie, which leads people to feel as if her real feelings toward the burning cathedral are being hidden from view.

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Notre Dame lives!

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“A symbol of defiance in the gloom” is how CNN’s anchor described the illuminated cross above the altar in Notre Dame cathedral. Both survived, as did the cathedral itself after what looked like a total loss yesterday. Almost 400 Parisian firefighters rescued one of the great Catholic churches of the world and one of the most powerful icons of French national pride.

The first images of what was rescued came from Reuters’ Philippe Wojazer:

USA Today reports that many of the cathedral’s irreplaceable cultural icons were rescued as well:

Some of the Notre Dame Cathedral’s most priceless treasures, including a relic known as the Crown of Thorns many believe was worn by Jesus Christ, have been saved from the massive fire that ripped through the world-famous church, French authorities said early Tuesday.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a tweet that historically significant artifacts and sacred items have been recovered, apparently without damage. French police also confirmed the items are safe.

“Thanks to the @PompiersParis, the police and the municipal agents, the Crown of Thorns, the Tunic of Saint Louis and several other major works are now in a safe place,” Hidalgo tweeted, along with a photo showing many of the artifacts carefully preserved in storage.

Thankfully, no one was killed in the inferno, although at least two firefighters and a police officer were injured. Notre Dame still suffered a tremendous amount of damage from the fire, and it will take an enormous effort to restore the cathedral. Two French billionaires have already come forward with donations totaling nearly $340 million dollars, while French president Emmanuel Macron pledged to commence the rebuilding project as soon as it was safe to do so. One major question will be how weakened the stone structure may be after the intense fire, and whether that will require additional support before any interior work can be accomplished.

What caused the blaze? It may have been the renovation effort currently underway at Notre Dame. The fire started in the attic, where centuries-old timber for the roof would have been like kindling.  At least for now, Parisian investigators are discounting arson and terrorism as causes, France 24 reports today:

The Paris prosecutor’s office said it had launched an inquiry into the devastating blaze, with investigators working on the assumption for now that the fire was accidental.

“We are favouring the theory of an accident,” prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters, adding that fifty people were working on a “long” and “complex” investigation. …

Investigators are focusing on whether the fire spread from the site of ongoing reconstruction work on the roof of the cathedral, which was covered in scaffolding, a source close to the investigation said.

Construction workers were questioned on Monday night, even as firefighters battled to contain the fire that was threatening the entire structure, some perched on cranes tens of metres off the ground.

Fire is a risk of renovation and restoration, even in more modern buildings. It’s a more likely cause than deliberate arson under any motive, especially given that it appears to have started where the work was being done. It’s best to avoid jumping to conclusions on breaking-news stories in general, and perhaps more so in this particular case.

What has been lost in the fire — especially the beautiful Gothic spire — is a tragedy for Paris and the world. We should be grateful for what has been saved, and what can once again be restored to its former glory. It may never be the same as it was a couple of days ago, but it has hope of restoration to something just as remarkable. Yesterday afternoon, it looked certain that the world had lost one of its great religious and cultural treasures for good. Today, it looks very much like a miracle that Notre Dame still lives.

 

 

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Nations express solidarity with France after Notre Dame fire

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Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered their support for the recovery.

Monday’s fire collapsed the spire and burned through the roof of the 12th-century building, sparking an outpouring of grief and reminiscing of visits to the Parisian landmark. President Donald Trump called the cathedral “one of the great treasures of the world.”

Pope Francis, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen all expressed their sadness.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri expressed sadness over the fire he described as a “heritage and humanitarian disaster.” Hariri added in a tweet late Monday that Lebanon expresses strong solidarity with the “friendly French people.”

The Obamas were among people sharing memories of past visits to the cathedral. Former President Barack Obama posted an old photo of himself, his wife Michelle and their two daughters lighting candles there and expressed his grief. Michelle Obama was in Paris on Monday on a book tour. “The majesty of Notre Dame – the history, artistry, and spirituality – took our breath away, lifting us to a higher understanding of who we are and who we can be,” she tweeted.

The French president has said he would seek help from the “greatest talents” in the world to rebuild Notre Dame, and many governments said they were considering contributions to what would be a significant architectural undertaking.

Austrian President Van der Bellen raised the French flag over his office in Vienna in a sign of solidarity with France. Van der Bellen wrote on Twitter that Notre Dame is “an important symbol of our common European culture” and posted a picture of the French flag and the European Union flag flying in Vienna.

Japan’s government said it would consider sending support. “Its damage is a loss to the world and our hearts ache,” said Yoshihide Suga, the chief Cabinet secretary.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for the world to come together to rebuild the Paris landmark. “Our love for humanity will be illustrated in a more mature way in the process of reconstruction,” he said.

Russian President Putin said in a message published on the Kremlin’s website that the tragedy “struck a chord in the hearts of Russians.” He called Notre Dame a “priceless treasure of Christian and world culture” and said Russia is ready to send the “best specialists” to help rebuild it.

The Polish prime minister recalled how his nation’s capital, Warsaw, was rebuilt after being destroyed by the Germans in World War II. Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter that “Poland knows what it means to have a cultural heritage lost in fire. We rebuilt Warsaw from the ruins ourselves. We will rebuild the Cathedral of Notre-Dame together as Europeans.”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop, said New Yorkers were united in sorrow with Parisians, who can “count on our love, prayers, support and solidarity. This Holy Week teaches us that, like Jesus, death brings life. Today’s dying, we trust, will bring rising,” Dolan said outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

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Nous sommes Notre Dame. Why cathedrals matter.

Function is everything.  If a building doesn’t have one, it is of no use.  It follows that its past is of no importance – at least, if the building serves no practical use now.  Or so one school of thinking would have it.

Over eight hundred years after the start of its construction, Notre Dame Cathedral still has a function for most of its vistors.  This, for the non-Christians who now make up the majority of them, is as a tourist attraction.

But it was conceived, of course, as a place of Christian worship, and has served as such ever since (for most of the time): as a church containing a cathedra, a bishop’s throne: in this case, that of the Bishop of Paris. As for function, a square building with a flat roof would have done just as well, if those who designed the cathedral had simplt wanted a building to accomodate lots of people.  Instead, they wished to create a space with a sense of the sacred, and that sense implies beauty.  And so to the Notre Dame that some of our readers will have visited, with its flying buttresses, Gothic columns, rose windows and rib vaults.

Others will never have been there.  Some may not have passed the doors of any cathedral, anywhere – like, at a rough guess, the majority of people in Britain.  That didn’t diminish the shock of the pictures that filled our media yesterday evening.  If nothing else, the dismay that followed was a kind of repudiation of functionality.  Like our own cathedrals, with their stained glass and tombs and old flags and carvings and whitewashed walls, Notre Dame has a value of its own.  It has it not by doing anything but by being something.

In his poem “Church Going”, Philip Larkin asks whether in future “we shall keep / A few cathedrals chronically on show” and later, stumbles upon an answer to his question, as he contemplates an English parish church.  “A serious house on serious earth it is / In whose blent air all our compulsions meet / Are recognised and robed as destinies / And that much never can be obsolete”.  If asked whether it is right to be moved by a blazing building in a world full of suffering people, Larkin’s poem offers the beginning of an answer.

Notre Dame and the fire that engulfed it – in the holiest week of the Christian calendar – is beyond politics, or should be.  But if cathedrals are sermons in stone, it is worth listening to what they are saying.  Those things include: the past isn’t just another country; heritage counts; function isn’t everything; beauty matters; something can be important even if you make no use of it; people, like buildings, have value.  That last conviction is part of the belief system that drove the creation of cathedrals in the first place – part of the stuff of which they are made, if you like.  They are exercises in conservation and, to conservatives, conservation ought to matter.

So it is not irrational to be moved by the desolating pictures from Paris – not unreasonable, anyway.  And important to praise the firemen who saved Notre Dame.  Now the work of reconstruction begins.

And we should count our blessings here at home.  In 2001, an arsonist set fire to a stack of chairs in Peterborough Cathedral.  The blaze could have taken out “the most ancient painted ceiling in Europe”.  Fortunately, it was extinguished, and the cathedral remains intact – tomb of Katherine of Aragon and all.  York Cathedral, too, was saved, after the roof of its south transcept was destroyed, in 1984.

Meanwhile, cathedral attendances here have been rising in recent years.  Perhaps the gain comes from a revival of their original function – though there’s more to them than that, as we’ve seen.  That may be a consolation on a smouldering morning for Paris and the world.

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The Ashes Of Notre Dame

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By the time you read this post, France has long been awake. Some of them have never gone to sleep. Not just in Paris, but across the country, a shocked populace finds itself reflecting on the tragedy that occurred yesterday.

Across France and the world, many watched via news outlets and social media feeds as a fire tore through the iconic cathedral, destroying its great spire and severely damaging its magnificent structure. Though those famed towers stood tall, the image of a burning Notre Dame is still scorched into the minds of not just the people of France, but all who have visited, seen, or dreamed of going to see the church.

It is easily one of the most recognizable religious buildings in all the world, and it’s not difficult to argue that it is top five most famous buildings in all of Christendom. It has not only been important in the history of the Catholic Church, but it has inspired legends in Western literature.

And in mere hours, the image conjured in the minds of those who think about it changed from the towers and spire piercing the sky with an almost holy glow about it to smoke and flames billowing out in all directions.

One person I talked to about the fire said, “It hit me really hard for some reason.”

Another said, “I’m in tears, and I had only been once.”

Multiple people all over social media had similar feelings.

But, despite the symbol of faith and hope that Notre Dame inspires, there are some who would use the fire as an opportunity to take a jab at it for the sins of the Church’s past. Comments about the sex abuse scandal that still rocks the Church, crimes committed in the name of holy war, and the guise of Christian righteousness to mask white colonialism run rampant on those same social media sites.

There are those who see the tragedy, the destruction of a symbol of national pride and identity, and use that opportunity to hurl the nastiest, ugliest comments they can. They choose to engage in hate and division. The evils they would accuse of those most affected by the damage to Notre Dame of committing are themselves committing it.

This is not the time. I can’t believe it once again has to be said, but it does.

This week of all weeks teaches us that God offered love and mercy to us, that we may be forgiven our sins in the process. His Son, Jesus, gave himself up in order to offer us freedom from evil and a chance at redemption. It is important to embrace that message and not get caught up in the ugliness that others would drag us into.

Out of the ashes of Notre Dame should come an opportunity for the love of God that it represented to shine forth, brighter than ever. That love is the love we must continue to show one another, even of there are those who would reject that love.

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Fire under control, attention turns to Notre Dame’s future

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Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building.

With the fire that broke out Monday evening and quickly consumed the cathedral now under control, attention is turning to ensuring the structural integrity of the remaining building.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that architects and other experts would meet at the cathedral early Tuesday “to determine if the structure is stable and if the firefighters can go inside to continue their work.”

Officials consider the fire an accident, possibly as a result of restoration work taking place at the global architectural treasure, but that news has done nothing to ease the national mourning.

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