Notre Dame is on fire

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It's early days yet and we don't know the cause but as this fire started on a Monday afternoon and not in the middle of the night, the chances are it is the result of some work or process being carried out on site not some deliberate act of vandalism.

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Fraufruit!!! A post about whether there is some kind of connection with hate crime!! Let´s wait and see!

(I bloody hope not that it is such a thing,,,,)

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1 minute ago, French bean said:

the chances are it is the result of some work or process being carried out on site not some deliberate act of vandalism.

 

That’s the best assumption to make unless we hear otherwise. 

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1 hour ago, Keleth said:

Did the hunchback get out ?

 

Reliable alt sources say that it was the hunchback that started the fire after not putting his medical reefer out properly...

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15 hours ago, jeremytwo said:
A report from the Central Criminal Intelligence Service of the gendarmerie noted that from 2016 to 2018 there had been thousands of cases of church vandalism, peaking in 2017 with 1,045 cases, Le Figaro reports.
According to the French Interior Ministry, when cemeteries and other sites are taken into consideration, the number of acts of vandalism rose to 1,063 in 2018.
Earlier this year, in one week alone, in a detestable case of anti-Christian vandalism, France saw twelve churches vandalised, including attackers attempting to set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris.
In Nimes, an even more heinous attack occurred, with vandals smearing feces on the wall of the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants and stealing objects from the altar.
In March, the over 800-year-old Basilica of Saint-Denis in the now heavily migrant-populated suburbs of Paris was also vandalised, with the basilica’s organ being heavily damaged and stained glass windows were broken.
Thefts of religious objects have increased since 2016, rising from 121 to 129 in 2018. According to the gendarmes, the robberies are mostly opportunistic because churches are often an easy target. A chalice can be sold for anything between 200 to 2 000 euros.
French authorities arrested a pair of Romanian migrants last year who were suspected to be behind a number of church thefts in both Paris and the suburbs of the city. The pair had allegedly stolen up to 70 000 euros worth of property.
 
 
 

And there`s the whole reason that article was written

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Billionaire donations

 

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French billionaires and companies pledge $450 million to rebuild Notre Dame

 

The largest donation announced Tuesday was from LVMH Group (LVMHF), which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. The company and the family of CEO Bernard Arnault promised €200 million ($226 million).


The company said in a statement that the donation showed "solidarity with this national tragedy" and that funds would be used to rebuild this "extraordinary cathedral" and symbol of French heritage and unity.


LVMH will also make its creative and financial teams available to help with rebuilding and soliciting donations.

 

Kinda nice

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Glad to read that the towers, church bells, pipe organ, treasure room and several important relics of Jesus Christ have survived. Last week, all 16 copper statues around the tower were already removed for restauration. Some of the wooden rafters in the roof originate from the 8th century. That's all gone.

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They made a comment in german tv that Obama, Donald Trump, the Pope all offer the condolences to France and Angela Merkel was nowhere to be found.:P

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4 hours ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

Billionaire donations

 

 

Kinda nice

Just read that and whilst it's nice it also raises questions like how can these very wealthy people and organisations find money immediately to rebuild a building and yet don't have money to reduce poverty, government debt or starvation amongst french citizens. The building is owned by the Catholic Church that has God knows how many millions stashed away and yet it is outsiders who seem to be stumping up a large part of the cash.It is the Church's responsibility to look after its property. No wonder Martin Luther turned on the Pope.

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2 minutes ago, French bean said:

Just read that and whilst it's nice it also raises questions like how can these very wealthy people and organisations find money immediately to rebuild a building and yet don't have money to reduce poverty, government debt or starvation amongst french citizens.

 

Or give their workers real wages and stop having their products made in sweat shops.

 

Still, it's a nice gesture. Notre Dame is loved and enjoyed by all, not just Catholics.

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Nice gesture yes. Shame about the peasents, the wealthy in the World for many centuries have always put material wealth before people's welfare.

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