15 April 2019

Grand Duchess Maria and her son and heir, Grand Duke George, send their condolences to the French people on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

The Head of the Imperial House of Russia, H.I.H. the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, and her son and heir, H.I.H. the Grand Duke George of Russia, were deeply saddened by the news of the destruction by fire of a significant part of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. 

This is a tragic event for the entire Christian world, a portentous sign, and an irreplaceable loss for the culture of all the world. 

Their Imperial Highnesses pray that the Lord will preserve the lives of all the firefighters and others who are offering aid during this dreadful catastrophe, and that He will save from destruction the many holy relics which are kept in the Cathedral. 

The Grand Duchess and Grand Duke send their deepest condolences to the people of France.

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