PARIS (RNS) — The last flames have been extinguished and the first sighs of relative relief have been breathed. It’s now up to the experts to assess how much the shell of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been damaged and how many years, maybe decades, it will take to repair it.

Paris, all of France and people watching live television around the world held their breath on Monday evening (April 15) as a sudden fire in the 850-year-old edifice devoured the roof, felled the elegant spire that stood atop its transept and spread down into the nave to threaten priceless relics and artworks.

About 400 firefighters battled the blaze, pumping water into the nave and trying to keep flames away from the giant stained

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