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Fire Reduces Much Of The Notre Dame Cathedral To Ashes

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Fire Reduces Much Of The Notre Dame Cathedral To Ashes

A major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a couple of hours ago. The medieval cathedral which was undergoing renovations suffered extensive damage as a result of the raging fire that engulfed it on Monday.

While the authorities still haven’t yet determined the cause of the fire and are keen on investigating it, it is reported that the inferno has been contained. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported.

The Notre Dame Cathedral construction began in 1163 and was completed in 1345. Late on Monday evening fire chiefs confirmed that the structure of the cathedral has been saved, despite initial fears it might be entirely destroyed.

Video footage showed part of the roof of the cathedral collapsing into itself as the fire rages on.

On Monday evening, Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet told reporters that the firefighters had managed to save the cathedral’s landmark rectangular towers from the blaze.

“We now believe that the two towers of Notre Dame have been saved.” Gallet said. “We now consider that the main structure of Notre Dame has been saved and preserved.” Gallet added revealing that there was still a risk that some of the interior structures could collapse.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation just hours after the 850 year old building went up in flames. In an emotive speech,  Macron called the fire a “terrible tragedy” and confirmed that the cathedral’s stone facade and two main towers avoided collapsing amid the destruction. He also revealed that a national fundraising campaign to restore Notre Dame would be launched Tuesday and called on the world’s greatest talents to help.

“I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny. And we will do it in the next years. Starting tomorrow, a national donation scheme will be started that will extend beyond our borders.”

He added, “We will appeal to the greatest talents and we will rebuild Notre-Dame because that’s what the French are waiting for, because that’s what our history deserves, because it’s our deepest destiny.”

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Christians Nailed To Crosses On Good Friday In The Philippines

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Christians Nailed To Crosses On Good Friday In The Philippines

A group of devoted Roman Catholics were crucified in the Philippines to mark Good Friday. This tradition takes place every Easter annually and sees a number of believers nailed to wooden crosses as they reenact the suffering of Jesus Christ even though the church does not agree with any of it.

58 year old Ruben Enaje, has been nailed to a cross every year on Good Friday for the last 30 years in front of foreign and local tourists in San Pedro Cutud village in Pampanga province. This year is his 33rd time being nailed on a cross. Enaje takes on the role of Jesus Christ, portraying his death at the mock Calvary.

58 year old Ruben Enaje, has been nailed to a cross every year for the last 30 years to mark Good Friday

58 year old Ruben Enaje, has been nailed to a cross every year for the last 30 years to mark Good Friday

Actors drove four-inch nails through both his hands and feet and then went on to lift him on a wooden cross for five minutes.

Talking to reporters, Enaje revealed that he continues the tradition to remind the world about the plight of Jesus Christ and it’s the only way he finds solace. He said, “More than penance, this is a solace for me. I feel relieved and happy after every crucifixion because I know that I said my prayers in the best way I can.

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As I carry the cross and be nailed on it, all I do is keep praying, ask for forgiveness and give thanks for all the blessings I have received for the whole year, and ask for another bountiful year.”

Actors drove four-inch nails through both his hands and feet and then went on to lift him on a wooden cross for five minutes.

Actors drove four-inch nails through both his hands and feet and then went on to lift him on a wooden cross for five minutes.

Enaje further said that even though he has put his body up for the last three decades, he cannot handle the pain much more and wants to stop after next year’s Easter. He said, “I am turning 59 years old this coming July. I am getting old and my body can barely handle the physical pain of my penance.

But I have to consider our village officials. They told me that they still cannot find somebody who can replace me for the role of ‘Kristo’. Hopefully we can find my replacement soon because as much as I want to do this, I cannot promise until when my body can take the physical pain.”

A total of nine people in three separate crucifixion sites took part in the extreme Catholic penitence. Dozens of others walked barefoot in the scorching heat as they whipped themselves and carried the large crosses.

Some of the men, wore red robes with their faces covered and hands tied to the crosses, walked for hours along a highway

Some of the men, wore red robes with their faces covered and hands tied to the crosses, walked for hours along a highway

Some of the men, wore red robes with their faces covered and hands tied to the crosses, walked for hours along a highway around 50 miles from the capital city of Manila. Others who take part, used bamboo flails to slash their backs.

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Are They Twins? Puzzling Tale Of ‘Identical’ Girls Who May Have Been Separated 19 Years Ago

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Are They Twins?: Puzzling Tale Of 'Identical' Girls Who May Have Been Separated 19 Years Ago

On 15th of August 1999, a heavily expectant Rosemary Onyango went to Kakamega County Referral Hospital expecting to deliver triplets. However after her c-section, she was told that she had infact delivered twin girls, Melon and Mevies Imbaya.

Just 2 days prior to her delivery, another woman, Angeline Omina, had also given birth to a girl, Sharon, in the same hospital.

Fast forward to 20 years later, the births are now the topic of discussion Likuyani Constituency after two teens who believe they are twin sisters have reunited.

The exceptionl reunion between Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo has left people stunned and two families seeking answers over the puzzling event. The two look exactly alike!

The exceptional reunion between Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo has left people stunned and two families seeking answers over the puzzling event. The two look exactly alike!

The exceptional reunion between Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo has left people stunned and two families seeking answers over the puzzling event. The two look exactly alike!

Melon and Sharon are both in Form Four at Friends Secondary School Kongoni and Shikoti Secondary School respectively. The two schools are in Kakamega County. However, Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County, while Sharon grew up in Kangemi, Nairobi.

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After they were born,one of Rosemary’s twins was placed in an incubator for about a week due to low birth weight before she could take them both home. She says all along, she has been wondering how come her twins didn’t look alike, up until Melon suspected she could have another sister after a school trip to Shikoti secondary left some students wondering why she looked exactly like their schoolmate Sharon, while others didn’t believe that she was not Sharon.

Talking to The Standard, Melon said, “When I went to Shikoti, students confronted me and started laughing. I was so afraid after they told me that I had a sister at their school. I told them I had a sister at Kimosin Girls and not Shikoti.”

Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County, while Sharon grew up in Kangemi, Nairobi.

Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County, while Sharon grew up in Kangemi, Nairobi.

Another time, Melon’s teachers went to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology for a motivational talk. Sharon happened to be in attendance, and she left the teachers perplexed at her striking resemblance to Melon.

“My class teacher returned and asked me whether I was a ghost. He said he saw me in Kakamega dressed in Shikoti Secondary School uniform,” Melon said.

Then one day, Sharon came across Melon’s Facebook account and out of curiosity, she decided to send a Facebook friend request to Melon and she accepted it. Sharon recalled, “First, I thought someone had hacked my account because she looked exactly like me and even wore clothes similar to mine.”

At the start of the April holiday Melon took home photos of a girl who looked exactly like her, but her mom dismissed Melon saying the pictures were hers.

Mevis, Sharon and Melon with ‘their father’ Richard and their little sister

Mevis, Sharon and Melon with ‘their father’ Richard and their little sister

Melon and her sister, Mevies, left for Nairobi to look for Sharon in Kangemi. Melon recalled, “It was our first time to travel to Nairobi and we met in town. We hugged and cried uncontrollably. It was like there was a strong bond between us and that makes me believe that Sharon is my sister. We now want a DNA test done immediately to end the doubts.”

“If a DNA test reveals that Rosemary is my mother then I would wish to stay with her but will not accept to be separated completely from my mother in Nairobi.” Sharon said.

“I went to Nairobi to see Sharon’s mother when I heard my twins had gone there. We talked and I decided to seek an opinion from the Children’s Department. I was advised to wait until they sat their KCSE exam,” The girls’ dad, Mr Olukhakha, said adding that his family was not able to pay for a DNA test.

The three girls and 'their' father Richard and mother Rosemary.

The three girls and ‘their’ father Richard and mother Rosemary.

Sharon’s mother Angeline Omina is confident that Sharon is in fact her daughter and is willing to take a DNA test as long as it was after their KCSE exams. She said she gave birth to Sharon at Kakamega County Referral Hospital on August 13, 1999, and her child was put in an incubator as well.

On the other hand,  Mevies wants to continue staying with her family despite the planned DNA tests and will love both of her ‘mothers’ if the DNA test showed that she was Omina’s daughter.

With tears in her eyes, she said, “I have grown with Melon and I have known her to be my sister. I love her and will always want to be close to her even if the DNA test shows I am not her sister.”

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Multiple People Say They Can See Jesus In Flames Of Notre Dame After Mom ‘Spots It In Photograph’

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Internet Is Awash With People Saying They Can See Jesus In Flames Of Notre Dame After Mom 'Spots It In Photograph'

One mum from West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, says an outline of Jesus Christ seemed to appear in the devastating flames which engulfed the Parisian Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday evening.

Lesley Rowan was reading about the tragic incident when she says she noticed a figure in the billowing smoke in one of the pictures.

Taken aback by what she saw, she took to social media to share her thoughts. Lesley explained that she believed the silhouette to be of God’s son, pointing outwards from the inferno sweeping through the historic 850-year-old building and asked if others saw what she saw.

Lesley was stunned to see she she says is the figure of Jesus in the Notre Dame flames

Lesley was stunned to see she she says is the figure of Jesus in the Notre Dame flames

In the post, the 38 year old wrote, “I may be letting my mind play tricks on me here, folks take a close look at this pic and tell me what do u see. I’ve even circled it!”

Almost instantly, Lesley was bombarded with social media users who also believed they could see the outline of Jesus within the raging inferno.

Here is the outline of the 'Christ-like figure' Lesley Rowan spotted

Here is the outline of the ‘Christ-like figure’ Lesley Rowan spotted

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One user said, ‘Looks like a figure of Jesus, or I am tripping?’

Another added,  ‘I can see it pretty clear, gown and all,’ and ‘Yeah I saw it straight away – it’s Jesus!’

“When I looked at this photo last night, I was really astounded by what I saw. When I look at it I see a silhouette of Jesus. I really see a vivid image. I shared it and asked for people’s opinions – even my brother in Australia said it looks like Jesus.” Lesley explained to the Daily Record.

Lesley Rowan was reading about the tragic incident when she says she noticed a figure in the billowing smoke in one of the pictures.

Lesley Rowan was reading about the tragic incident when she says she noticed a figure in the billowing smoke in one of the pictures.

“I feel like it will bring comfort to people in Paris and all over the world at this sad time.” She added.

People may also find some comfort in Emmanuel Macron’s vow to rebuild the cathedral ‘even more beautiful’ within five years. “We will rebuild Notre Dame even more beautifully and I want it to be completed in five years, we can do it.” The French President said in a television address to the nation.

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