Comment from stjur on 15 April 2019 at 20:51
💔 - I'm heartbroken and speechless. I've been on its towers not even a month ago. Seeing centuries of history and a building I've fallen in love with slowly turning into ashes completely tears me up.
Comment from iiEarth on 15 April 2019 at 21:52
Poor people — poor tower. The situation is so bad that there is an SOS 🆘 alert...
Comment from geoboi on 15 April 2019 at 23:27
I was there two weeks ago. I'm at a loss for words. My heart goes out to the people of Paris, and for the Catholic community worldwide. It's hard to describe the feeling that you get when something that has been around for almost 1,000 years is destroyed in the blink of an eye. I'm devastated. Our Lady will most certainly rise again.
Comment from ADB52 on 16 April 2019 at 00:10
Our Lady of Tears...
Comment from louis_walker on 16 April 2019 at 01:16
The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Manhattan burned down a few years back; I remember it vividly, it was the very definition of an apocalyptic scene. Even having seen that I can't imagine what this must have looked and felt like in person. Incredibly sad.
Comment from Megacity2005Creator on 16 April 2019 at 03:16
On a brighter note, the last few people came out before the church burned down so no lives were taken.
It's all so tragic... I hope Paris can recover quickly and if there is anyone here living around there now, know that I feel greatly.
Comment from nehalem501 on 16 April 2019 at 06:24
As a French Parisian seeing this affected me a lot. It seems like the interior has somewhat survived. They are already planning the restoration and rebuilding efforts.
Comment from Rustem Pasha on 16 April 2019 at 07:36
This is really sad day for Christians and the whole world. Part of our cultural heritage has died but I hope it can be recovered, at least partially.
Comment from tparigo on 16 April 2019 at 08:02
When you pass in front of Notre Dame every day to go to work, somehow, you consider it is eternal, that this view will never chnage.
You don't even look at it anymore.
This morning was different.
Comment from LemonKing on 16 April 2019 at 10:22
A terribly sad event. Makes you think of what is really important for us. Not everything can be measured in money.
However, this is just a building. Luckily, no lives were lost. Some restaurationist in Paris already commented: Worse things have happened in Paris recently.
Many sacred buildings have been damaged, for various reasons – and rebuilt – during history of man. This is not the first one nor the last one. "The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Cor 4:18)
Comment from Trombonist2003 on 16 April 2019 at 10:42
The incident is truly a saddening situation, and many around the world have been filled with sorrow and remorse.
It is heartwarming, though, to see that the world has unified in that sorrow, temporarily breaking down barriers and setting aside grudges in respect of its architecture and history.
Though the building, physically, is broken and parts of it destroyed, it will forever live in our hearts and souls.
It is not lost completely, so long as we remember.
Comment from zhenkang on 16 April 2019 at 14:04
Praise to God that much of the interior - including the cross, the altar and the pulpit, along with all the artworks and artefacts in the church - are intact and safe. It is sad to hear that a prominent historic building in Paris with a rich history has been burned down.
Lets pray to the Lord that restoration works will start. Blessed Lent, Good Friday and Easter ahead.
Comment from Mike's World on 16 April 2019 at 16:06
Pray to God for Paris. The marvelous city has had rough times, from migration crisis to I think it was bombings (or shootings) to a man made wonder engulfed in flames.
The U.S is with you, Paris
Comment from Pawl on 16 April 2019 at 16:16
It's been quite a while since I was in Paris, but it is my favourite city, and I well remember the times I would walk or sit around Notre Dame just soaking up the atmosphere and admiring its beauty.
I'm not religious, but this is history going up in smoke. So very sad.
Comment from kingfries on 16 April 2019 at 17:27
Was watching it live on twitter yesterday. Was like in a movie. To think that 7 decades ago scenes like that and worse happened everywhere we can be lucky that nothing was lost forever. Solidarity from your german neighbours.
Comment from theruler on 16 April 2019 at 18:44
So sad... Hundreds of years of culture has now been destroyed... This was the icon of France and Paris, other than the Eiffel Tower...
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