VIDEO: Inside Notre-Dame de Paris since the fire, things that survived

Here is a video from inside Notre-Dame in Paris.  You can see what has been going on after the fire.  You can see some of the things that survived.


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  1. I note with interest that object of the more traditional sort were spared…was it a sign that the cranmer altar was demolished and high altar preserved? Just sayin’…

  2. Semper Gumby says:

    Thanks Fr. Z.

    This video recalls Anthony Esolen’s book “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture.”

    At the Register today:

    Cathedral in Iraq’s Largest Christian Town to be Rebuilt in 2020

    The Great Al-Tahira [Arabic: “pure” or “virtuous”- feminine] Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida remains charred black inside, five years after the Islamic State plundered and set it aflame; however, in 2020 the Syriac Catholic cathedral will be restored as Iraq’s largest Christian community fights to rebuild and regain what was lost.

    The cathedral in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains was constructed from 1932-1948 as Catholic farmers donated each year from their harvest, the priest explained. The Great Al-Tahira served a growing Christian community, until the Islamic State turned the cathedral into an indoor shooting range from 2014-2016.

    After Bakhdida’s liberation from the Islamic State in 2016, Masses resumed in the damaged cathedral as Christians returned to rebuild their community.

  3. Mariana2 says:

    I hadn’t realised there were that many shaky pillars and vaults. Hope they’ll get everything strengthened soon.

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Notre Dame doesn’t look nearly as bad as it could be. Obviously there is a lot to be done, but just doing the clean up has made it look a lot better. Get through this winter, and they’ll be able to do a lot next year.

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