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Blogger Kate wrote to tell me that France owns Notre Dame, not the catholic church.

Since that’s the case, I wanted to know if the church would pay for reconstruction.  They do not seem to be the generous kind and guess what…

From the catholic news agency:

It’s not actually owned by the Archdiocese of Paris

Due to France’s laws regarding secularization, the French government owns all churches built before 1905, including Notre-Dame. The government lets the Archdiocese of Paris use the building for free, and will continue to do so in perpetuity. The Archdiocese of Paris is responsible for the upkeep of the church, as well as for paying employees.

And from CRUX, a catholic publication:

During a press conference at the Vatican on Tuesday, the head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, suggested that the Vatican might help in the reconstruction efforts of the cathedral by lending its knowledge in restoration and art, but added that France has the funds to pay for the damage taking into account that entrance into Notre Dame had to be paid.

So, they are helping rebuild the place they use for free…with ideas.  The generosity of the catholic church is so not overwhelming.

Okay…Question…

How much money in INSURANCE
do you think the catholic church
is getting for the fire?

Even if it would be enough
to pay for the rebuilding
they would still take money
from the people.

Image

I am not an artist. If I had any patience at all I would have added gargoyles and golden chalices but this was done quickly because I saw a thing on Bored Panda where artists had sent in drawings of Notre Dame. They were not like this one.

Okay, so…one last short thing…

One last thing about Notre Dame.  The “tragedy,” isn’t about a building that has fire damage.  The TRAGEDY is that we can SEE that people actually CAN take immediate ACTION, when something happens that THEY CARE ABOUT.

That pretty much tells me that human beings are _________________.  You can fill in your own word.

No families were left homeless and no one died…which happens all the time in fires,  The “WORLD,” doesn’t weep for the burned, the dead, the hungry, or newly homeless, and they sure as hell don’t give people money to rebuild their homes.

This incident is a TRUE snapshot of what people are and how twisted their values are as well.

Wow, you can hardly tell the difference and the Rose (stained glass windows) made it, along with other icons but people continue to cry, pray and send money. Check out what is being said. From: Bored Panda

10 Hopeful Facts To Give You Hope About The Future Of Notre Dame

And here we go…

Fundraising efforts begin for Notre-Dame

Fundraising efforts have immediately begun towards rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral.

 Fundraising efforts have immediately begun towards rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The New York-based French Heritage Society and the Go Fund Me crowdsourcing platform were among the first to offer help for a cathedral that is a must-see destination for visitors to Paris.

French President Emmanuel Macron said an international campaign would be launched to raise funds for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The French Heritage Society, an American non-profit group dedicated to preserving French architectural and cultural treasures, launched a web page to raise money for the cathedral’s restoration.

“Notre-Dame is obviously an architectural marvel and most certainly a monument that should be restored,” Jennifer Herlein, the executive director of the society, said.

Herlein could not immediately say how much her organisation had raised for Notre-Dame. Eventually, the funds raised will go directly to the cathedral, she said.

At the website GoFundMe, more than 50 campaigns related to the cathedral fire had been launched globally on Monday, John Coventry, a spokesman for Go Fund Me, said.

Some of the Go Fund Me campaigns had not listed any money raised by late Monday, and several joke campaigns were created through Go Fund Me to help Quasimodo, the fictional character in Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Notre-Dame Cathedral has looked to international donors for past renovation efforts.

In 2017, Michel Picaud, president of Friends of Notre-Dame De Paris, told the New York Times his group planned to organise gala dinners, concerts and other events to raise funds in France and the US for restoration work at the cathedral.

Meanwhile, the family investment firm of French luxury goods magnate Francois-Henri Pinault will contribute 100 million euros ($A158 million) towards the rebuilding of the cathedral, news agency AFP has reported.

“Faced with such a tragedy, everyone wishes to give life back as soon as possible to this jewel of our heritage,” Pinault wrote in a press statement.

Pinault is president and chief executive of the luxury goods firm Kering, which owns brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. The contribution will come from the Pinault family’s investment firm.

Australian Associated Press

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