As a Roma woman I can't help but think of the role that Notre Dame has played in the stereotypes about "Gypsies."
"Do not believe the conspiracy and demand a culprit at all costs," said the curate of a Paris church targeted by a suspected arsonist last month.
St Sulpice was the scene of a blaze after midday mass on March 17.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the international competition would decide whether the new spire would replicate the original or take a more modern turn.
Several right-wing commentators have suggested the fire was set intentionally, though have provided no evidence to support their claims.
"I really believe that it is our duty to turn this catastrophe into a coming together [experience]," the French president said.
The Fondation du Patrimoine, a private body that protects French heritage, said it intends to launch an international appeal for donations to help rebuild the cathedral.
We are immersed in a Western way of thinking that equates authenticity with preserving the original materials. But not all societies think like this.
The Paris prosecutor's office opened an inquiry late Monday into involuntary destruction by fire, excluding a criminal motive.
With Notre Dame "you do have the sense that a living, breathing faith is just becoming actually a museum. An art gallery. A storage facility," conservative commentator Mark Steyn said.
"Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame," Notre Dame spokesperson Andre Finot said.
"It is disappointing that the University of Notre Dame is ignoring the persistent pleas of their students."
Clark's landing on Notre Dame fans didn't bring the team any good fortune.
She was once told the "dogma lives loudly within you" by a senator.
Notre Dame seniors have witnessed many things at Notre Dame Stadium the past year for which they had little regard.
The "snowflake" insult is a way to mock politically correct millennials—who, in theory, are especially sensitive because they were raised to think they're special.
To protect artifacts from war and natural disasters, state scientists have offered a novel approach.