Cross Appearing to Glow at Notre Dame Alter Seen as Symbol of Hope

A day after Paris' iconic cathedral caught fire, Notre Dame is waterlogged and smoke continues to rise from its ashes. But through all the destruction there was a symbol of hope Tuesday — a cross appearing to glow on the altar. The fire erupted in the wooden structure beneath the roof at 6:50 p.m. Monday, and within an hour it had engulfed the entire roof and the famous spire. It has people wondering: Could such a disaster happen at one of America’s iconic cathedrals?