The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris (“Our Lady of Paris”), part of the “Paris Banks of the Seine” UNESCO World Heritage Site, suffered a devastating fire on 15 April 2019.

Professor Dimitri Spivak, UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Inter-religious Dialogue, provided expert commentary on Channel 5 (Russian Federal TV channel), discussing the cultural and religious significance of the Cathedral within Western culture. To watch, click HERE. (Commentary provided in Russian).