Video: Paris crowd gathers to sing hymns, ‘Ave Maria’ outside Notre Dame Cathedral


People watch Notre Dame Cathedral burning from the Seine river banks in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world.
Francois Mori, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Many people gathered outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral Monday night to sing hymns in honor of the damaged historic site.

Videos appeared on social media of patrons standing outside the still-smoking cathedral and singing religious songs, according to CNN.

“As evening falls in Paris, crowds are still gathered near Notre Dame as the historic cathedral burns,” according to CNN. “A witness earlier in the day had described an eerie silence; now, the crowd has begun to sing hymns together, many on their knees.”

Specifically, those standing outside the church were singing Catholic hymns to bring people together as a …read more

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