The historic Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral In Paris is engulfed in flames. Yesterday, Catholics around the world celebrated Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week for Catholics that culminates with Easter Sunday.
Today, one of the most significant Catholic churches in the world is burning and collapsing.
One of the most notable monuments in Paris (and in all of Europe for that matter) is the Notre Dame Cathedral. This Catholic treasure is over 800 years old. It is located on a small island called the Ile de la Cite in the middle of the River Seine. The building of the cathedral was completed over the course of 200 years; it was started in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345.
Only moments after the fire, multiple videos and stunning images from the horrific fire could be found circulating on Twitter.
Authorities are saying they do not yet know the cause of the fire.
Here are just a few.
This Sky News reporter calls the fire, “An absolutely sickening sight.”
"An absolutely sickening sight."
Sky's @DominicWaghorn is in Paris where the Notre Dame cathedral is on fire. He says he can see flames "flying 20m into the sky".
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 15, 2019
A spokesperson for the cathedral has said the entire wooden interior of the Notre Dame is burning and likely to be destroyed.
— Bloomberg (@business) April 15, 2019
— Ally (@khentekas) April 15, 2019
Massive flames are burning the historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
“Huge crowds have gathered looking on in absolute astonishment and horror at what has happened here,” CNN’s @MelissaBellCNN says on scene of the fire https://t.co/EOjpBXDoDQ pic.twitter.com/2gV79wnRrN
— CNN (@CNN) April 15, 2019
Here is the stunning live fed from the horrific fire.
Smoke and fire is seen leaping from the top of Notre Dame, the iconic Paris cathedral.Videos shot by people show the blaze engulfing the spire between its bell towers#NotreDame
— RT (@RT_com) April 15, 2019