The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris up in flames

Even though this is an agricultural website, we cannot but comment on events happening around the world.

The Notre Dame Cathedral, great Gothic cathedral in France was gutted by fire two days ago and this came as a shock to the entire world. This Cathedral is a tourist attraction to all visitors to Paris, France and it means a lot to all Roman Catholics all over the world. The Cathedral attracts about 13 million tourists annually.

This iconic cathedral was gutted by fire in western Christianity’s holiest of weeks, with the devout praying for salvation of their souls and the resurrection of Christ, as Roman Catholics and Protestants prepare for Easter Sunday. In fact Christians all over the world are getting ready for Easter celebrations.

Notre Dame Cathedral is an iconic monument that speaks to beauty and to France’s place as a great and civilized society.  The Chaplain of the Paris fire department, Rev. Jean-Marc Fournier, risked his life to save  the crown of thorns and consecrated bread and wine.

President Macron vowed to rebuild the stunning and uplifting medieval cathedral of Paris. In his words, “Notre Dame is our history, it’s our literature, it’s our imagery,” Macron told his people. “It’s the place where we live our greatest moments, from wars to pandemics to liberations. … I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny.”

Many billionaires and several people are coming forward to donate to the rebuilding. All the news networks showed people who prayed and sang outside as the fire raged within. it was very moving indeed.

Construction of the Notre Dame began in 1163.  Notre Dame stood through the plague and the Hundred Years’ War. It withstood the French Revolution, when radicals of the time sought to turn it into something of a secular church of reason. In the last century, Notre Dame withstood two world wars.

President Macron has courageously vowed to rebuild the Cathedral.  “This history is ours,” Macron said of Notre Dame. “And it burns. It burns, and I know the sadness so many of our fellow French feel.”

We at Belvyna Global believe the Notre Dame Cathedral shall rise again more beautiful from the ashes.

Author Bio


Mrs. Yemisi Akibu ( nee Awokoya) is the Chief Executive Officer of Belvyna Global, an agricultural consultancy service firm based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a former Team Member of the Agricultural Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's first generation banks. She holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role agriculture plays in the social, economic, political development of a nation. She holds the view that one of the pillars of stability of a nation food security and this can only be achieved through the holistic development of the agricultural sector. She can be contacted via: or Remember, The Farmer Is King Enjoy my blog

Leave a reply

Agricultural Consultancy Services | Strategic Planning and Research | Project Management