The Burning of Notre Dame and the Destruction of Christian Europe
Notre Dame is more than 800 years old. It survived the turbulence of the Middle Ages, the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, two World Wars and the Nazi occupation of Paris. It did not survive what France is becoming in the 21st century.
For months, jihadist organizations have been issuing statements calling for the destruction of churches and Christian monuments in Europe. Notre Dame was repeatedly named as a primary target. Despite all that, the Cathedral was not adequately protected.
"This catastrophe in Paris today
is a sign to all of us Christians, and a sign to all people in the West,
especially those who despise the civilization that built this great temple to
its God on an island in the Seine where religious rites have been celebrated
since the days of pagan Rome. It is a sign of what we are losing, and what we
will not recover, if we don't change course now."