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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

Apr 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Apr 16, 2019

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

Apr 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Apr 15, 2019

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

Apr 15, 2019

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

Apr 15, 2019

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

Apr 15, 2019

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

Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, April 15, 2019. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Apr 15, 2019

By CNA Staff

Firefighters at Cathedrale Notre-Dame brought a devastating blaze under control, after the Paris cathedral caught fire Monday night. Read more

Kenyan bishops prepare to meet with Pope Francis in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

French Catholic university encourages African bishops in self-reflection

Apr 6, 2019

The Institut Catholique de Paris hosted a conference Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the leadership organization for Catholic... Read more

Eucharist desecrated, statues smashed in series of French church attacks

Feb 15, 2019

At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic U. professor leads response to French president’s remark on large families

Oct 16, 2018

Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have... Read more

FIFA World Cup 2018.

France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown

Jul 12, 2018

By JD Flynn

On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While... Read more

Pope Francis with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Apostolic Palace on June 26, 2018.

Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron talk immigration in first meeting

Jun 26, 2018

By Elise Harris

The heated debate over immigration in Europe was a central topic of discussion in a meeting between Pope Francis and... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

President of France calls on Catholics to engage politically

Apr 11, 2018

By Courtney Mares

French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the importance of a Catholic voice in the country’s political debates, particularly on bioethical issues,... Read more

French bishops unite in declaration against assisted suicide

Mar 31, 2018

Amid a push to legalize physician-assisted suicide in parts of Europe, 118 French bishops signed a declaration this week promoting... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

French court's decision forces a change of place for John Paul II statue

Mar 2, 2018

A statue of St. John Paul II will be removed from public land in a small French city, after a... Read more

French court orders cross removed from JPII statue

Oct 31, 2017

By Perry West

France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Pope Saint... Read more

A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

Jul 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

Pope urges Macron to strengthen France’s Christian roots

May 16, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tuesday Pope Francis sent a telegram to the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offering his prayers and wishes that... Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

May 10, 2017

Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”  Read more