Nation May 25

California issues guidelines for church reopenings

Churches can resume in-person services but worshippers will be limited to 100 people and they should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate under state guidelines released Monday.

World Dec 20

Notre Dame Cathedral to miss first Christmas in centuries

Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars — a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed. It was an accidental fire in peacetime that finally stopped the Paris cathedral from celebrating Midnight Mass this year.

Apr 15

Fire breaks out at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets…