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The original clock at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Via Shutterstock

'Near twin' of Notre Dame clock found in storage

A clock nearly identical to the one destroyed in the fire at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris has been found in... Read more

Catholics from Syria and Iraq walk the Chartres pilgrimage June 10, 2019.

Pentecost pilgrimages in France, Middle East link Catholics in prayer

Catholics walked through Syria’s Wadi al-Nasara, or “Valley of the Christians,” this Pentecost, praying the rosary, alternating between the Arabic... Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along route of Chartres pilgrimage June 9, 2019.

Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage draws 14,000

More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Notre-Dame's first Mass since fire to be said Saturday

The first Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris since the cathedral's April fire will be said Saturday evening in a side... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

French Senate stipulates that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was

The French Senate on Monday passed a bill on the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, adding a... Read more

Vincent Lambert.

Severely disabled French man taken off, returned to life support

A severely disabled French man, who has been artificially fed and hydrated in a hospital in northeastern France for over... Read more

French bishops’ conference to hear testimonies from children of priests

French bishops will meet with the children of priests in June to hear their testimonies of hidden suffering.  Read more

The rose window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame restoration donations still needed

One month after a fire destroyed the roof and spire of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Archbishop... Read more

View of Paris, France. Via Shutterstock

French bishops defend natural law, human dignity against ‘law of nature’

The bishops of France have published a new document offering a summary of the Church’s teaching on the dignity of... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

French cigarette smokers: We didn’t start Notre-Dame fire

Sure, smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, low birth rates, strokes, and arthritis. But smoking didn’t cause the April 15... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up as Notre-Dame is restored

After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedral’s rector says a temporary wooden... Read more

The spire of Notre Dame, topped by the rooster weathervane, collapsed in the April 15 fire.

Notre-Dame weathervane comes home to roost

A copper rooster containing relics and thought to have been destroyed in the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris has been... Read more

Debris inside Notre-Dame de Paris, April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.

'Mary, dry our tears': French priests respond to Notre-Dame blaze

Father Pierre Amar was praying in Notre-Dame de Paris at 5 p.m. Monday evening to prepare spiritually for the Easter... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Eyewitnesses reflect on the Notre Dame fire

As the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris burned Monday evening, young Frenchwoman Julie Brocas wandered the streets of the city... Read more

 Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at The Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019.

Commentary: Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire

Seeing Notre Dame de Paris burning and threatening to collapse was a shock that left everyone voiceless – including President... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis joins Paris in sorrow after Notre-Dame fire

Pope Francis Tuesday expressed his unity with the people of France following a major blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,... Read more

Firefighters respond to a major fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Structure of Notre-Dame saved after major fire

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, had been preserved from... Read more

The rose window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

5 things to know about the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Catholics around the world watched with horror as the roof of Cathedrale Notre-Dame was engulfed with flames on Monday afternoon.... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Paris archbishop, Holy See call for prayer as Notre-Dame burns

Both the Holy See and the Archbishop of Paris have encouraged prayer while firefighters in the French capital battle a... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

The history of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Firefighters in Paris are battling a fire in the roof of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, which threatens to... Read more