French President Emmanuel Macron said 'after Notre-Dame, the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, in the heart of Nantes, is in flames. '
He was last seen at a hospital in 2003 and would be 88 years old today.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the 18th and last apparition of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.
The Catholic Church invented hospitals - and nurses, too.
He said he was 'pained' by the decision to turn the Byzantine cathedral into a mosque.
He said 'Jesus Christ admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth.'
The prerelease for journalists of last Sunday's Angelus Address had Pope Francis making a plea for peace in Hong Kong.
The 'sportsman pope' actually met with the Globetrotters twice.
In his series on the Eastern Catholic Church, 'canonical convert' Phillip Rolfes tells of Saint Isaac the Syrian's belief that life's purpose is repentance.
He echoed the call for an 'immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.'