Notre Dame Fire: A Historic Icon In Flames
The mammoth blaze that tore through the Notre DameCathedral in Paris nearly destroyed the 850-year-old landmark, alarming worshippers and admirers around the world.
The church’s wood latticework roof and iconic spire collapsed, but many of its most valuable religious relics and cultural treasures were spared.
The cathedral’s iconic spire — known in France as “la fléche,” or arrow — was one of the most recognizable sights in all of Paris before it was destroyed by flames.
It was surrounded by 16 copper statues representing the 12 apostles and the four evangelists; the statues were safely removed last week as part of a restoration effort..
An iconic symbol of Paris, burned to the ground.
United Hearts of Mercy is sending in donations to help rebuild this historic monument.