SALT LAKE CITY — Many people gathered outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral Monday night to sing hymns in honor of the damaged historic site.

Videos appeared on social media of patrons standing outside the still-smoking cathedral and singing religious songs, according to CNN.

“As evening falls in Paris, crowds are still gathered near Notre Dame as the historic cathedral burns,” according to CNN. “A witness earlier in the day had described an eerie silence; now, the crowd has begun to sing hymns together, many on their knees.”

Specifically, those standing outside the church were singing Catholic hymns to bring people together as a sign of unity.

#NotreDameCathedral: ‘Below me there are lots of people gathered singing Ave Maria, singing catholic hymns, trying to bring some kind of unity’@markowenf24 reporting live from the scene

— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) April 15, 2019

OK, I finally lost it completely: Parisians singing hymns as Notre Dame burns.

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) April 15, 2019

Parisians sing hymns as their glorious cathedral burns

— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) April 15, 2019

This gets you in the heart. It’s sadly ancient and beautiful. …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


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