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Notre Dame Fire: Crews Assess the Damage and an Investigation Begins

posted on April 16, 2019

The Washington Post’s Chico Harlan, Michael Birnbaum, and James McAuley report on the aftermath of Tuesday’s fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which according to officials probably started accidentally. They write, “The church’s trademark steeple, part of the Parisian skyline since the mid-1800s, had been swallowed in the flames.” They add that, according to Culture Minister Franck Riester, “firefighters had been able to save the church’s two most hallowed relics: the crown of thorns said to have been worn by Jesus and a tunic of Saint Louis, a 13th-century French king.”

Read at The Washington Post