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U of Notre Dame Pledges Help to Notre Dame in Paris

April 17, 2019
 
 

The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 toward the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which was damaged by a serious fire Monday.

The Reverend John I. Jenkins, president of the university, issued this statement: “We are deeply saddened to see the damage to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, a church whose exquisite Gothic architecture has for centuries raised hearts and minds to God. We join in prayer with the faithful of the cathedral and all of France as they begin the work of rebuilding. We are reminded of the words of our founder, Holy Cross Father Edward Sorin, a French immigrant, who, after a terrible fire destroyed our campus in 1879, said: 'Tomorrow we will begin again and build it bigger, and when it is built, we will put a gold dome on top with a golden statue of the Mother of God so that everyone who comes this way will know to whom we owe whatever great future this place has.'"

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