Fre­fight­ers hon­oured at Notre Dame’s Easter Mass

Evening Times - - NEWS -

THE arch­bishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world yes­ter­day hon­oured the fire­fight­ers who saved Notre Dame Cathe­dral in prayers at a spe­cial Easter Mass for a swift re­con­struc­tion of the beloved mon­u­ment.

Paris Arch­bishop Michel Au­petit handed over a Bi­ble that had been res­cued from Notre Dame to the fire­fight­ers, who held a place of honour at the ser­vice.

Mr Au­petit thanked city of­fi­cials for their sup­port amid “the drama” of last Mon­day’s fire, and “es­pe­cially you, those for whom this Mass is ded­i­cated”,

Fire­fight­ers strug­gled for nine hours to con­tain flames that con­sumed Notre Dame’s roof and col­lapsed its spire.

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