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The entrance of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church in Paris, France.

St. John Paul II bust vandalized outside Polish Catholic church in Paris

An unidentified perpetrator poured red paint over the sculpture of the pope who was canonized in 2014. Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

The nave of Saint-Merry Church in Paris, France / Diliff via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Why the Archbishop of Paris closed an experimental pastoral center

An experimental pastoral center in the heart of the French capital closed down on March 1 on the instructions of the... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the day after a massive fire damaged parts of the roof and structure in April 2019.

Notre-Dame choir to return to fire-damaged cathedral for Christmas concert

Notre-Dame Cathedral choir will return to the damaged cathedral on Christmas Eve to perform a concert that will be broadcast... Read more

A night view of Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, France.

Paris’ Sacre-Coeur Basilica to be classified as a protected historic monument

Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris is expected to receive classification as a protected historic monument by France’s Minister of Culture.  Read more

The Palais Bourbon, the seat of the National Assembly, in Paris.

French archbishop criticizes push to pass bioethics law amid pandemic

The archbishop of Paris has criticized the French parliament’s decision to debate a controversial bioethics bill which would increase access to... Read more

The Descent from the Cross, also known as Pieta, statue inside the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris before the fire.

Notre-Dame Cathedral to broadcast crown of thorns veneration on Good Friday 

One year after the world watched the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris burn, the Archbishop of Paris will display the... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the day after a massive fire damaged parts of the roof and structure.

Disagreements escalate over Notre-Dame rebuilding project

Tensions are reportedly running high between French authorities overseeing the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, as they create plans... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Europe heatwave could damage Notre-Dame, architect warns

Almost four months after a fire destroyed the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, officials are concerned that the building is... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

French lawmakers pass bill on Notre-Dame; new report says cathedral nearly collapsed during fire

France’s Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill on the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral— three months after a fire destroyed the... Read more

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

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

 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

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

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

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

BREAKING: Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

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

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Vatican ambassador under investigation for sexual assault

Bishop Luigi Ventura, apostolic nuncio to France since 2009 and a long-time Vatican diplomat, is under investigation for alleged sexual... Read more

Paris raining.

March for Life in Paris draws 40,000 despite heavy rain

Heavy rains did not deter huge crowds from gathering in the streets of Paris for the city’s March for Life... Read more