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Disney to donate $5 million to help restore Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris - On April 17, Disney announced that it would be donating $5 million to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris after the iconic landmark went up in flames.

Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is on fire

Par - A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Images on social media show flames and plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Gunman kills four in Brazil cathedral, commits suicide

S - A gunman opened fire Tuesday in a cathedral in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas near Sao Paulo, killing four worshippers before committing suicide as police shot at him, officials said.

Romania consecrates giant Orthodox cathedral

Bucharest - Tens of thousands of worshippers attended the consecration Sunday of a massive new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU's poorest memb...

Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral, 'terror' ruled out

Berlin - Police shot and wounded a man brandishing a knife inside Berlin's main cathedral on Sunday but said there was no indication the assailant had a "terrorist" motive.

Police shoot at 'rampaging' man at Berlin Cathedral

Berlin - Police said they shot Sunday at a man "rampaging" at Berlin Cathedral and armed officers cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital.

New technology cleans up St. Patrick’s Cathedral

New York City - Condensation between window panes can ruin stained glass, causing problems for some of the finest cathedrals. As an example of how new technology can help to preserve something old and revered, St. Patrick’s Cathedral has received a make-over.

San Francisco church removes sprinklers soaking homeless

San Francisco - Outdoor sprinklers installed outside a San Francisco cathedral to discourage homeless people from sleeping there have been removed, church officials said Wednesday.

The historic Cathedral of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers Special

San Isidro - Considered one of the most beautiful churches in Argentina, St. Isidore Cathedral was restored between 2002 and 2009, faithfully respecting the Neo-Gothic style of the original building, emphasizing the beauty and grandeur of its architecture.

Photo Essay: Christmas comes to York Special

Christmas is celebrated in style in the old English city of York, including a market, the odd band or two, ice sculptures and plenty of merriment.

Left-wing anarchists blamed for Zaragoza Basilica bombing

Zaragoza - A small bomb consisting of a camping gas cylinder combined with gunpowder exploded in Zaragoza Basilica in Spain on Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured and left-wing anarchists against the Bourbon monarchy are being blamed.

Christchurch unveils cardboard cathedral

New York - A new architectural wonder was unveiled in Christchurch, New Zealand this week. Though grand, its delight lies more in its underlying simplicity.

Memorial service for Spain's train crash victims set for Monday

Santiago De Compostela - A spokesman for the local archdiocese has announced that a memorial service for the 78 dead in the train crash will be held at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela on Monday evening. The American victim of the crash has been named.

'Alien space cathedral' found in New Mexico

Las Vegas - Author and BBC reporter, John Sweeney, has claimed to have found evidence of an “alien space cathedral” built by the Church of Scientology.

Ever wanted to adopt a gargoyle?

Milan - To help preserve the cathedral and to raise vital funds, Milan's Duomo cathedral is seeking to raise 25 million euros for renovations through an 'adopt a gargoyle' campaign.

Images of St Albans Cathedral Special

St Albans Cathedral (formerly St Albans Abbey) is a cathedral church at St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. This photo essay contains some images within the cathedral, as well as some exterior views.

The Cathedral and Museum of Religious Art of Lima, Peru Special

Lima - A visit to the Cathedral of Lima and the nearby Palace of the Archbishop's Museum is an excellent addition to the knowledge of the traditions and history of the old colonial city of Lima, Peru, and the culture and religious art of Latin America.

Tuscany: A taste of the real Italy Special

Tuscany is everything you ever dreamed about Italy; the rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and a country filled with history and art.

Photo essay: Springtime in Old York Special

York - The weather in England is wrapped in sparkling sunshine. To make use of the good weather I spent a weekend in the old English city of York, in the county of Yorkshire. Here are some of the photographs I took.

Quake-hit Christchurch cathedral to be demolished

Christchurch - During the 22 February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Christchurch Cathedral’s structure was irreparably damaged.

Moscow's iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral turns 450

Moscow - Russia celebrates the 450th anniversary of Moscow’s iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral with an exhibition to its name giver, Saint Basil, known as the “holy fool” for defying Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, who apparently feared the holy man’s powers

Welcome to Montreal, Canada's European summer getaway Special

In the summer, Montreal comes alive. Infused with a European flair due to its French-Canadian heritage, Montreal's diverse neighbourhoods shine with their own energy. It's a destination full of stunning graffiti, street festivals and, of course, poutine.

Op-Ed: Fenway Park, The Holy Cathedral of Baseball

Yankee Stadium has long been considered baseball's Holy Temple, where history and 26 banners filled the air. But where have more prayers been offered under the worst of adversity? And where have the Baseball Gods intervened in more spectacular fashion?

Sony In The Dog House After Using A Cathedral In A Game Without Permission

Sony get to feel the full force of the Church after a well known UK Cathedral in the north of England has been featured in a violent computer game. The Playstation game which features the Cathedral, did not acquire permission

The St. George Maronite Cathedral and the Mohammed Al-Amine Mosque: An Expression of Religious Tolerance

These are pictures of an old Cathedral in the downtown district of Beirut, Lebanon built aside a Mosque as a symbol of tolerance and peace.

New Los Angeles Cathedral To Welcome People From All Faiths

LOS ANGELES (voa) - A new Catholic cathedral will be dedicated Monday in Los Angeles. It is the first major cathedral built in the United States in more than 30 years. The city's Catholic archbishop, Cardinal Roger Mahony, hopes the new structure will ...

Dresden's Landmark Cathedral Slowly Returning To City Skyline

Dresden (dpa) - Dresden's Frauenkirche Cathedral, which was destroyed in devastating Allied bombing in February 1945, is slowly returning to the east German city's skyline and is currently at the building stage first reached 268 years ago. In Decemb...

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A view inside Rochester cathedral
A view inside Rochester cathedral
Alexandar Nevski cathedral in Sofia  Bulgaria
Alexandar Nevski cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria
Crystal Cathedral  Garden Grove  California
Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California
The front of the cathedral is carved in stone and ornamented with exquisite details and decorations....
The front of the cathedral is carved in stone and ornamented with exquisite details and decorations. Around the main portal, there are figures of angels, several statues of the Apostles, and in the top recess, a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
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Tuscany  Italy
Tuscany, Italy
Long view of the St Alban Cathedral.
Long view of the St Alban Cathedral.
Impressive floral display for Remembrance Sunday.
Impressive floral display for Remembrance Sunday.
An alternative view of the magnificent St. Albans cathedral.
An alternative view of the magnificent St. Albans cathedral.
Figures overlooking the altar  representing the struggles of Christians
Figures overlooking the altar, representing the struggles of Christians
Mausoleum of Francisco Pizarro. Every bone in the tomb has been catalogued and numbered. The details...
Mausoleum of Francisco Pizarro. Every bone in the tomb has been catalogued and numbered. The details are shown in the poster at the right.
Impressive stained glass window  towering above the visitors.
Impressive stained glass window, towering above the visitors.
Tuscany  Italy
Tuscany, Italy
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception  Albany  NY: Thinking about death nearing could generate reli...
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, NY: Thinking about death nearing could generate religious beliefs as people age, University of Chicago researchers speculated. But could spritualty deepen from more years of pondering life's mysteries?
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The Cathedral  Museum of Religious Art holds a large collection of historical objects including pain...
The Cathedral' Museum of Religious Art holds a large collection of historical objects including paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, sacred vessels, antique religious vestments and robes of former archbishops.
Tuscany  Italy July 2011
Tuscany, Italy July 2011
Cathedral-Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Glória in Maringá  Paraná  Brazil.
Cathedral-Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Glória in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.
The Choir of the Cathedral of Lima was crafted by the Spanish architect and sculptor Pedro de Noguer...
The Choir of the Cathedral of Lima was crafted by the Spanish architect and sculptor Pedro de Noguera (1580-1660) who worked on this project for almost 17 years.

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