Listen: Catholic Cathedral Parisians, Basheer Bouli And Michel OBT discussed on All Things Considered
"They've been destroyed by wars and revolutions and fire, but we've always rebuilt them and the fire at Notre Dom reminds us that our history never stop. Ops. And we will always have challenges to overcome. Last night, thousands of Berezin sang hymns and prayed as more than four hundred firefighters risked their lives to save the cathedral. The building structure, it's facade and the two iconic bell towers were preserved, but the roof has been destroyed and damage to the interior has been massive still some relics were saved. And it looks like the cathedral sixteenth century. Oregon has survived said Michel OBT, the archbishop of Paris. I think it is preserved. Of course, there will be a lot of tuning in repairs to do with the heat at suffered. It'll take some work. But at least it did not go up in smoke. Although Notre Dame is a Catholic cathedral Parisians of all faiths and backgrounds. Embraced it taxi driver Basheer Bouli brought me to Notre Dame this morning this Muslim whose originally from Tunisia says he can hardly bear to look at Notre Dame today. He says he's always thought of it as more than just a church usual must sow. It's not about religion is to it's about eight hundred years of history of France and the whole world really,."