BANGOR – Several churches in the Bangor area rang their church bells on Easter Sunday in solidarity with Notre Dame in France.
Paris’s iconic cathedral caught fire Monday, damaging the historic building and causing its spire to collapse.
St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor was one of the local churches to ring its bells for Notre Dame.
Rev. Frank Murray, the pastor, said he hopes Easter Sunday can be a transition day for the people of Paris as they move forward to repair the church.
“Could be a rallying point for a lot of people to, you know, take their faith more seriously,” said Rev. Murray. “And realize that they have to leave something that those generations and generations before them left for them. It’s time for them to work hard now and leave something for future generations.”
Christians are also responding to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka Sunday that killed more than one hundred people. The pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, offered his condolences to those affected.