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BREAKING: Devastating Fire at Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame

Cause Believed to Be an Accident from Work at the Cathedral

A devastating fire has caused the roof to collapse at Paris’ beloved Cathedral of Notre Dame.

According to sources, the cause appears to be work going on at the Cathedral, not otherwise.

CNBC reports that police and firefighters are telling people to stay away from the site. President Emmanuel Macron is said to be going toward the area.

According to Paris police, there are no confirmed deaths, and according to a French government official, no injuries are yet reported.

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About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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