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Notre Dame altar and cross remain miraculously untouched after fire

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Notre Dame cathedral, an iconic 850-year-old French building, has been devastated by a major fire.

The blaze toppled its iconic 300-foot spire, and cathedral spokesperson Andre Finot has told French media that the medieval marvel sustained “colossal damage.”

Firefighters have now managed to extinguish the inferno, but the church building has been gutted, and its roof has collapsed.

However, in the midst of the tragedy, a photo has emerged from the interior of the building, taken in the aftermath of the terrible fire, which appears to show that the altar and cross have been left largely undamaged. The image was uploaded to Twitter, and some more religiously-minded people are calling it a miracle.

However, on social media not everyone thought that the preserved altar was the result of divine intervention. For instance, one person with the handle @myberkeley3 wrote “It was made of materials that can withstand the heat. Having said that, it is such a relief to see the nave being largely intact. For that, I thank the designer and the builder of the church!”