Paradise and Inferno: Holy Places All Over the World That Were Tested by Fire

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A massive fire broke out at Notre Dame late on Monday evening, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof. The conflagration was only fully extinguished on Tuesday morning.

Commenting on the heart-breaking incident, French Culture Minister Franck Riester said that the cathedral will reopen in less than five years. Sputnik has compiled for you a gallery showing other famous sacred places all over the world that suffered from terrible blazes; some were never rebuilt.

© AP Photo / Thierry MalletIn this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus, officials said Tuesday.
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In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus, officials said Tuesday.
© AP Photo / Kathy WillensFirefighters battle a three-alarm fire in the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava,1 May 2016, in New York.
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Firefighters battle a three-alarm fire in the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava,1 May 2016, in New York.
© Sputnik / Ilya Timin / Go to the mediabankThe Dormition Church of Kondopoga in Karelia, destroyed after a fire.
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The Dormition Church of Kondopoga in Karelia, destroyed after a fire.
© AFP 2022 / Michelle Ghee / Longford LeaderA handout picture released by the Longford Leader, taken on 30 September, 2012 shows the scaffolding and working materials inside St Mel’s Cathedral in the town of Longford in Ireland. The imposing 19th century edifice in the Irish midlands was completely gutted in a blaze that started just a few hours after the annual Midnight Mass in 2009, but was rebuilt just several years later.
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A handout picture released by the Longford Leader, taken on 30 September, 2012 shows the scaffolding and working materials inside St Mel’s Cathedral in the town of Longford in Ireland. The imposing 19th century edifice in the Irish midlands was completely gutted in a blaze that started just a few hours after the annual Midnight Mass in 2009, but was rebuilt just several years later.
© Sputnik / Alexey Danichev / Go to the mediabankTroitsky Monastery, shown on fire in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Troitsky Monastery, shown on fire in St. Petersburg, Russia.
© AP Photo / Kathy WillensA statue guards the doorway to the heavily-damaged gift shop at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on 19 December 2001 in New York.
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A statue guards the doorway to the heavily-damaged gift shop at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on 19 December 2001 in New York.
© Photo : Public domainNotre-Dame de Reims on fire during World War I.
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Notre-Dame de Reims on fire during World War I.
© AP Photo / Charles Rex ArbogastChicago firefighters work in freezing temperatures on a multiple-alarm fire at the Holy Name Cathedral, the seat of Cardinal Francis George, in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 February 2009.
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Chicago firefighters work in freezing temperatures on a multiple-alarm fire at the Holy Name Cathedral, the seat of Cardinal Francis George, in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 February 2009.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the mediabankFire breaks out at Novodevichy Convent in Moscow, Russia.
Novodevichy Convent on Fire - Sputnik International
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Fire breaks out at Novodevichy Convent in Moscow, Russia.
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