RNS Morning Report: Cathedral Burns; History of Notre Dame; Passover in Pittsburgh

Firefighters, left, tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame Cathedral as it burns in Paris on April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Need to know: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

History Burns

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris ravaged by fire

A massive fire engulfed the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, destroying the entire wooden frame. The roof and spire also collapsed. More from Religion News Service

World Heritage

Notre Dame Cathedral: A place of worship, history, art

The Paris cathedral celebrated its 850th anniversary in 2013. It has been the most visited monument in France, according to the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. More from Religion News Service

'2 for Seder'

Telling the Passover story in the shadow of the Pittsburgh massacre

Joyce Fienberg wanted to make people feel loved and cared for. Her daughter-in-law is using that example to invite non-Jews to the seder table. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Notre Dame, long a symbol of Catholicism in Europe, becomes a picture of its collapse

In recent decades, Notre Dame was more a tourist destination than a place of pilgrimage or a seat of Catholic potency, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Martini Judaism

Mayor Pete, lay off the Pharisees!

"Pharisee," again? I hadn't thought of that word in decades. Until Mayor Pete...Jeffrey Salkin writes. More from Religion News Service

Holy Site

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque fire burns at the same time as flames engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

A fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. More from Newsweek



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