Still scarred, Notre Dame lives anew in coronavirus crisis

By Associated Press |

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PARIS (AP) — Although still damaged and scarred by fire, Notre Dame Cathedral has briefly come back to life as a center for prayer in a Paris locked down against the coronavirus. Just days before the first anniversary of the inferno that ravaged the beloved Paris landmark, the French capital’s archbishop led Good Friday celebrations unlike any that have gone before inside the centuries-old jewel of Gothic architecture. Archbishop Michel Aupetit venerated a crown of thorns that survived the flames. The fire brought down the cathedral’s roof and spire and horrified Parisians and people across the world.