SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The president of the University of Notre Dame says the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral following a devastating fire.
The Rev. John Jenkins announced the donation Tuesday, a day after the fire destroyed the cathedral's spire and roof.
Jenkins says the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the university's campus in South Bend, Indiana, will toll 50 times Tuesday evening to represent the 50 Hail Marys of the rosary and to mark the start of the cathedral's rebuilding.
Jenkins says the cathedral's "exquisite Gothic architecture has for centuries raised hearts and minds to God. We join in prayer with the faithful of the cathedral and all of France as they begin the work of rebuilding."
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Notre Dame donating $100K to renovation of Paris cathedral
- Spire atop Notre Dame cathedral in Paris collapses in fire
- This is what makes Notre Dame cathedral so iconic
- Apple pledges to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral
- Notre Dame Cathedral to hold first mass since fire
- Disney donates $5 million to help rebuild Notre Dame
- Fort Wayne remembers St. Mary's Catholic Church in wake of fire at Notre Dame Cathedral
- Notre Dame fire started at the center of the cathedral's roof, says police source
- How centuries of priceless treasures were saved at Notre Dame
- French billionaires and companies pledge $450 million to rebuild Notre Dame