French President Emmanuel Macron Vows: “we will rebuild Notre Dame cathedral even more beautiful”…

French President Emmanuel Macron said today he wants to see the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral rebuilt within five years.  During a televised address to the nation Macron affirmed “we will rebuild Notre Dame cathedral even more beautiful.”  He added “we can do it and once again, we will mobilize” to do so.

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Our Christian faith is larger than a belief; it is a purposeful decision to engage in life… and to live with purpose.  The collapse of timber, brick and mortar does not destroy our fellowship because faith is not built; it exists and flows from purposeful hearts.  It is manifest in our actions, not our buildings.

~Sundance

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217 Responses to French President Emmanuel Macron Vows: “we will rebuild Notre Dame cathedral even more beautiful”…

  1. Perot Conservative says:

    Can governments and MSM now officially call out the consistent, vile, hateful, violent acts against church’s all across Europe?

    An epidemic of Hate!

    Hello! What will they be doing next, torturing, raping, and pimping teenage girls?! Opps, already a common practice – one Million victims in England?

    I watch a few videos on youtube from British women who have had their lives ruined… and I want to go all Charles Bronson!! Where is Parliament? The Royal Family? Leaders?

    Watching the videos, I sense class comes into play … these are typically foster children (the Pakistani Muslims chose this as an evil tactic) and poorer, working class families. Probably a fair number of girls from Fatherless homes.

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  2. Sepp says:

    Saint Geneviève of Paris

    “Through the holy intercessions of Saint Geneviève, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.”

    Saint Geneviève, who lived in the fifth century, is venerated as the Patron of Paris by many Christians, including Orthodox Christians.

    An excellent account of her life in English is even available as a PDF from the Greek Orthodox publication “Agios Kyprianos.”

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  3. duchess01 says:

    I am a suspicious cat – there is more going on here than meets the eye – 21 + weeks of protest – a failing president – and bang – the entire country comes together after a fire in a Cathedral? Odd – no one noticed the vandalism in other Catholic Churches in France and all around Europe – but, this church is special – in the process of renovation – all of a sudden a fire breaks out? Don’t even think it might have been intentional – right off the bat – it was an accident – so quiet – you conspiracy nut!

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    • Kent says:

      me too…

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      • montanamel says:

        I am really thinking that the “white smocks” or “vests” with the large RED centered CROSS front and rear need to be reissued…. I’ll bring my own “sword” thank you.

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    • FrankieZee says:

      MACARONI comes out today to quiet all the YELLOW VESTS thinking he will come out as a HERO. I like your suspicions. However I think he told a Muslim to do it.

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      • duchess01 says:

        It matters not who did it, Frankie – the narrative is – it was an accident – if they wanted to start a war of Christians VS Muslims – then, they would come out with the culprit – no culprit – now – we have to wait for an investigation to be completed – so no rebuilding will occur until that is done – so what have they accomplished? A halt in the Yellow Vest Protests?

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      • Minarets on Macron’s “more beautiful” Notre Dame? Friday call to prayer? The inbred savage Morlocks will return to finish the job just as they returned to WTC on 9/11 to finish the 1992 WTC bombing. Screen clinically insane Tlaib & Omar for explosives since the Moslems are not finished with the Capitol building which was the 4th 9/11 target.

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      I agree – all is not as it seems. While there is obviously a history of radical jihadists attacking not only Christians themselves, but also the most venerated symbols of Christianity all over the world, there is another ongoing battle for both Europe and indeed the whole world.

      President Trump’s fight vs the globalists here in America. “Sparklesocks” Justine from Canada is in deep trouble, and needing an “assist” from “Sparklefarts” Barry Soetero. PM May trying desperately to keep screwing over the Britons, for more time to void the Brexit vote, until they can hold a referendum which the establishment can win (and hold the EU together).

      Frau Merkle is likewise ignoring the “will of the people” and continuing to allow the invasion of Germany by any mooslim she can find, but perhaps the most vulnerable globalist leader in Europe is possibly Macron; the Yellow Vests movement has remained determined and cohesive despite his pitiful attempts to throw a few bread crumbs to them, and hoping the media can hide the rest. Anti EU movements are also active in Italy, Poland, and Hungary. Should Macron be voted out, the EU would be in serious jeopardy.

      I am suspicious as well, duchess…..while we cannot count out the jihadists at this time, we also must ask ourselves – what could bring the French people together for a common goal more than an event such as this? We already know there is NOTHING these leftist globalists would not do to achieve their goals.

      NOW, more than any other period in World History, do we need a free and HONEST MEDIA ESTATE, to ferret out the truth, and expose those who would want evil to befall us. It is a terrible damn shame we do not have an honest and free media estate.

      MAGA!

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      • duchess01 says:

        Excellent observations, De – exactly as the globalists envisioned their success – the EU wants to control the money of member states – meanwhile, the member states are struggling – the globalists do not want sovereign nations – harder to control – May is preventing the UK from leaving – and in the process – angering the electorate – after all – the people wanted out – and she keeps stalling – Merkel could care less about Germany – kicking Germans out of their homes to make room for migrants – is insane – Macron has lost control of France – he has nothing to offer the French Yellow Vests – and he is failing – so all of a sudden – boom – when the globalists are losing – they do something radical – and without an Honest Press – as you say – nobody knows what is really going on – the timing is just too perfect for my taste – is Macron telling the French people anything they do not already know?

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      • Storm the Moslem ghettos with all of the fury brought to bear at the Bastile. Guillotine them all. There will be no civilization whatsoever as long as this 2,000,000 strong death cult attacks everything and everybody that is good.Seriously, where will it end? They’ve been waging inbred jihad for 1,400 years. How will it end. Their numbers are growing at an alarming rate as broodmares such as Tlaib produce 8-9 kids apiece. How will it end ???

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        • formerdem says:

          Ilhan Omar said she was praying for the first responders. What Church are you standing up for, that will not listen to any good intentions, and drools over a pretext to guillotine two million people? This is not the spirit that built or will rebuild Notre Dame de Paris. The deliberate destruction of innocent human life is always gravely immoral. That is the view of the actual Church. Sorry for saying the obvious but cannot let a remark like that be the last word.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      This is the end of Macron. Consider this:

      The population of France is less.trusting of their media and give Vermont then we are of ours. Regardless of official Findings the French .will.make up their own minds as to what caused this.

      For those that believe it is terrorism it is Macron’s fault

      For those who believe it.was an industrial accident the question will be where were.the safe.guards and the go ernment overseer’s ( Macron will be blamed)

      For those who beleive it was an inadequate fire.response the question will be why was there not fire repression in place who in government will be blamed (Macron)

      I am sure Marie Antoinette never a dually said let them eat cake but it didn’t matter as her head rolled down the street.

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    • Deb says:

      Notre Dame is special. It gets 12 million visitors a year. It’s a huge tourist attraction. It’s also the seat of the archdiocese of Paris. Victor Hugo is a big deal in France, he is their version of Shakespeare, and he immortalized the Cathedral in print. Even the crazy leftists realize what a blow losing this would be to French culture.

      But I do fear the leftists will try to use this rebuilding as a chance to secularize the space. It is a sacred building and must remain so.

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      • duchess01 says:

        True, Deb – the globalists are intent on destroying the culture and traditions of every country they set their eyes upon – they could care less about preserving national treasures – apparent in their war efforts around the world – it survived WWII – let us hope and pray it survives this attack – it is the age old battle of good vs evil – and we must not let evil win.

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      • Deception Stinks says:

        “But I do fear the leftists will try to use this rebuilding as a chance to secularize the space.”
        Deb, you’ve nailed it. It’s called the “Ecumenical Movement” which is about bringing all churches of various denominations, religious organizations and cults together as a One Ecumenical Church or World Church. It’s not a fantasy, but rather an actuality and been effectively implementing its plan via the “World Council of Churches” (W.C.C.) and the “National Council of Churches” (N.C.C.) for decades.

        Following Jesus Christ alone is what our Lord commands ~ “Come out from among them and be ye SEPARATE, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING [2 Cor. 6:17]. “COME OUT OF HER, My People, that ye be NOT partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” [Rev. 18:4] Word emphasis is mine as I came OUT of a cult and the occult and you couldn’t get me to embrace them EVER again! God bless, Deb. 🙂

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    • WSB says:

      Well-stated, duchess. My spidey senses have been up as well.

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    • Esperanza says:

      I can’t help thinking “God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform”.

      This is a miracle.

      They have found the Cock, symbol of France, and the relics, spiritual weathervane from the spire.

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    • Michael Watson says:

      The French need a simple direct fire prevention plan: deport every Muslim in Paris.

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  4. omyword says:

    This smacks of a 9-11 style event to rally France around Marcon. To put an end to the protests and elevate him in the eyes of the EU as He marches on toward Brussels.

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  5. clipe says:

    The world was transfixed Monday as an iconic Parisian tourist attraction burned horribly. There was also a church on fire.

    I mention the latter because news stories banged on about Notre Dame as a historic landmark before throwing in the place of worship thing as a kind of curious footnote. And I found myself wondering why they thought people went there.

    To some extent, in quintessentially modern fashion, it’s famous for being famous so people went and looked because people went and looked. Also it’s beautiful and historic. But those truisms are uselessly vague. Why is it beautiful and historic and how do they connect? Through the church?

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-robson-what-the-notre-dame-coverage-kept-missing

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  6. riverelf says:

    Macron is a jackass. Throughout history God has used jackasses to facilitate His plans. Notre Dame will rise again and so will Christian Europe, one way or t’other.

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    • Raghn Crow says:

      I think Christian Europe will rise again, too, and I’m living there, though in one of the former Warsaw Pact countries. The Faith is stronger here than in France, etc., but even in France, even in England, there’s a core group of believers, and a growing movement in the Trad Latin Mass for Catholics. Cardinal Sarah, an African, has been saying some profound things recently about the Faith and Europe, and once this current Vatican Administration of mountebanks, catamites and grifters is tossed (and it will; it always gets tossed sooner or later) things will turn around. But there’s no denying it is going to be a VERY long hill to climb.

      I’ve found the average European to be far more nationalist, religious, and just plain solid than their Herrnvolk Globalist “ancien régime” would have the world believe. I’m kinda glad, in a way, to be living in such times. We walk along a knife’s edge, but the challenge is worth it.

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      • Esperanza says:

        So true. The old Catholic Church is stumbling and frankly useless. But that doesn’t mean faith isn’t strong here in France.

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  7. Christopher A Wright says:

    Sooooooooooooooo,while I hate the French,I despise muslimsssssss
    In the end they all are okay. Best far away.

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    • YvonneMarie says:

      You have to be there in order to get the majestic spirituality of Notre Dame de Paris.
      It really belongs to the Church which does little to respect it.
      Medieval white MEN built that piece of God’s glory.
      That pillar of stone & motar withstood the “forest” fire on its crown yesterday !
      Ha ha ha !
      In the end it all depends on God’s decision for our souls’ eternal destination.
      For my self, I think I choose like the medieval white men.

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    • Christopher…are you ok?

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  8. Guyski says:

    Macron will …… it up. Five years from now they will still be debating it.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Yes, his political speechifying is typical bureaucratic gibberish. Only thing that will be done is spending 100s of millions of euros to put a new roof on it and HO it will never be the same. Instead of focusing on who, what, when, where, why… the crooked media hypes up the empty words of a French oligarch rallying his serfs. If the fire was indeed caused by an “immigrant” there is no way authorities there would admit it because the country is a tinderbox. Though the media industrial complex manages to sweep it all under the rug there have been attacks against churches and synagogues across France over the past few years at a rate of about2 a day. The locals know what’s going on and the yellow vests are just about fed up with the corrupt establishment ruling class.

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    • Lucky Kitty says:

      …and Macron will have a Swiss account that mysteriously grew fatter.

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  9. Kaiser Derden says:

    just no solar panels on the roof please … and maybe not a wood framed roof … but make it AS beautiful as it was … no need to supersize the beautiful …

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  10. GGHD says:

    The ‘cover’ photograph, for this video of Notre Dame Cathedral, has several big blocks of concrete along the sidewalk in front of the Church. They look like, they may be placed there to prevent a nutcase, from intentionally driving into a crowd of people, or for driving a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Church.

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  11. cthulhu says:

    I heard a rumor that about three years ago, an architecture project completed that scanned every accessible part of Notre Dame to about a one milimeter resolution. Theoretically, then, any destroyed bits could be 3D printed. I would advise that the attic and roof structure be redone in steel, however. While giant wooden beams are attractive to look at, if the attic and roof had been redone in steel in the 1920s, this would be a non-story.

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  12. TreeClimber says:

    Actually what survived is nothing short of miraculous…

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  13. Texian says:

    Macron just renovated Notre Dame.. He burned it down..

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  14. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Ace of Spades

    …..a map of the church’s vandalized in France last year. It is breathtaking.

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    • EV22 says:

      When I lived in France I used to bicycle to the little communes in the area where we lived. They all had lovely churches dating back to the 1400s and 1500s – some even earlier. Visiting these churches on every ride, I almost never encountered a soul. I would just walk in and sit there for 30 minutes or so. Coming from NYC it seemed incredible that the French would leave these marvelous churches unlocked, unattended and open to vandals of every sort.

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      • nimrodman says:

        “… it seemed incredible that the French would leave these marvelous churches unlocked …”

        I think that reflected the moral, law-abiding, rule-following culture that used to be
        … as it used to be in America (still is in some communities but it’s no longer a universal truism)

        Not to mention a society of largely Christian / Judeo upbringing who learned the 10 Commandments and concepts of morality and sin … to deface a church would be largely unthinkable among those so raised

        Here’s an example from Germany (different from France, I know, but with some moral similarities) that illustrates rule-following and a protective sense of community.

        Note: Expect much of this formerly safe society to go all to hell with their recent immigration policies and new “residents”.

        Why is Germany so safe?
        https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Germany-so-safe/answer/James-Johnston

        James Johnston:

        There were 3 things that really surprised me when we first moved to a small city in Germany 8 years ago. The first was to look out of my window and see very young children, aged 6 or 7 walking themselves to school. The second: I drove home one day, parked on the street late afternoon and placed my wallet and ebook reader on the roof of the car, forgot them and left them there until lunchtime the following day. They were still there! …

        I came to learn a few things:

        1.The children were watched the entire way; different parents would be responsible for different sections of the route and would know if something was amiss. Children could be trusted and other members of the community would keep an eye out and set a good example. Cross the street on a “red man” signal in front of children and you will be yelled at for setting a bad example!

        2. …

        3.There is a greater sense of social responsibility here than anywhere else I have lived. In my experience people here are genuine, honest and helpful.

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    • WSB says:

      Which ones haven’t been touched?

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  15. namberak says:

    ‘During a televised address to the nation Macron affirmed “we will rebuild Notre Dame cathedral even more beautiful.”’ As a young man, just out of college, I lived in Paris for a time and used to walk past Notre Dame on my way to work … if I didn’t feel like I could splurge for the metro that day. Paris was then and is now, still, the most beautiful city in the world but its heart has been gone for some time. With all due respect, you cannot rebuild it to be even more beautiful. Generations of a family worked on this homage to the Almighty for hundreds of years, in a muddy farming village on the banks of a river. Soulless bureaucrats may be able to rebuild its form, but it can never be more beautiful than it was.

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    • SouthernTrumpette says:

      Well said, namberak. Macron’s words ring hollow.

      I’m praying that the Lord uses the burning of the cathedral to touch hearts to return to the faith. It’s particularly horrible to see France, “eldest daughter of the Church” fall into secularism. 😦

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    • topavalley says:

      This is the most touching post. Thank you.

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  16. curator55 says:

    Secularist Macron’s pledge to “rebuild Notre Dame cathedral even more beautiful,” should not comfort the French Catholics given almost everything else he’s “rebuilt” (aka ruined) in France up to now.

    Restoring Notre Dame to its former beauty and design is sufficient.

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    • cthulhu says:

      IMHO, the part that burned was above the vault of the nave — and, thus, invisible to people in the church. They should restore the vault and damage to the walls. They should rebuild the roofline exactly as it was to outward appearance. But the inner attic between should be designed to modern building standards and built of steel.

      If they want to get cute, they can use the techniques and style of the Eiffel Tower.

      If Californians contribute more than 50% of the budget, they can paint the steel the same orange color as the Golden Gate Bridge.

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  17. Re-Farmer says:

    The unfortunate truth is that renovation fires at historical buildings is not unusual. Just one example that immediately came to mind for me – and many others I know – was St. Boniface Cathedral, the year I was born.

    https://timemachine.siamandas.com/PAGES/institutions/STBONIFACE_CATHEDRAL_FIRE.htm

    Notre Dame Cathedral had problems since its completion. Even the limestone was being dissolved by the natural acidity of rain. Cracks were severe enough that the stained glass windows were at risk of coming down in a storm. How much longer could they have kept patching it up?

    The biggest miracle is that no one was killed or injured. Thanks to the current renovations, copper statues had been removed just 4 days before the fire. Meanwhile, relics and priceless artifacts were saved.

    As I read about it and learned more about the problems the building had, I couldn’t help but remember that all things are part of God’s plan. Centuries of repairs have managed to keep the building up, but for how much longer? Now, there is a “clean slate”. Already, a billionaire family in France have donated 100 million Euros to rebuild. With modern materials and construction tools, it could be rebuilt to last another 850 years – it certainly wouldn’t have, in the state it was in.

    The rebuilding of the cathedral could well inspire a rebuilding of France’s heart in Christ.

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  18. In life, less is often more.

    Do nothing with the remains of ND. Clean it up, but essentially keep it as the burned Cathedral of Paris. It will have much more serious religious significance in that state than as some rebuilt, “more beautiful” edifice built for the glory of France instead of the Glory to God.

    Think of it as a glorious open air Catholic space in the center of Paris. People who attend mass there, who pilgrimage to ND will reflect on what was, instead of what was replaced.

    I hope the people of Paris, Do Nothing, but preserve what is there.

    BTW, the secularization of ND has already begun. It started with PM Macron’s speech. He never uttered a word about Catholicism, The Church, Easter Sunday, Mass, or offered any Godly reasons to re-build. It was an appeal to the secular national pride of the French people, not their spiritual pride to God.

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  19. warmac9999 says:

    From today’s Geller Report

    This is an update about what we know today about the fire that destroyed the roof and parts of the vaults of Notre-Dame:
    1) Restoration work hadn’t started on the roof. The scaffolding were still being put in place. The architect in chief of the “Monuments Historiques” (“Historical Monuments”, the administration that maintains and repairs monuments in France), Philippe Villeneuve, who was responsible for the refurbishing of the spire of Notre-Dame, has stated that : “Work had not started yet, scaffoldings were still being built”.
    2) Everything was done to avoid any source of heat near the wood of the roof. No electrical plug, no welding were allowed. So, Philippe Villeneuve says : “The hot spot hypothesis is therefore not the right one”.
    3) The head of the company that was building the scaffoldings (Europe Echafaudage) (Europe Scaffolding), Julien Le Bras, was interviewed by a French TV (BFM) : “All I can say for the time being is that at the moment of the fire, absolutely none of the employees of my company was present on site”.
    4) He added : “All safety procedures on the Notre-Dame de Paris site have been respected”.
    5) One of my friend sent me an email concerning the security on the roof of Notre-Dame. She has a diploma in Art history and studied in the “Ecole du Louvre” (“Louvre School”, were students learn art history and restoration processes) : “I visited the framing of Notre Dame with architects of the “Bâtiments de France” (“Buildings of France”, the highest rank for an architect in France), some years ago. This 13th century timber frame was extremely protected. Each intervention is always accompanied by historians, architects, experts; no work is envisaged without extreme caution; no source of heat, no torch, no electrical apparatus is allowed; a high-performance alarm system is in place; and very strict supervision of all people allowed there. I think we will eventually learn that this was arson.”
    6) So, as I said yesterday, with all these security measures, to have a fire on the roof of Notre-Dame, someone had to bring something there, and lit it up.

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  20. I shudder at the thought of Macron or any of those secular EU types “rebuilding” the Cathedral and turning it into some multicultural safe space.

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  21. myshariamoor says:

    Maricon avec: “Vive La Republique.”
    MERDE!

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